The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched late Friday evening to retrieve the occupants of a single vehicle crash on State Highway 30, east of Benneydale.
It is believed the car hit an embankment, injuring a man and two young children. The man, who sustained chest and leg injuries, and the 2-year old girl were airlifted to Waikato Hospital. The child was transported a precaution, because although she appeared uninjured, she was lethargic and did not appear to be responding appropriately. The rescue helicopter was utilised due to remote location, the ages of the children, and an initial report of a potential spinal injury.