The Trustpower TECT Rescue attended a serious motor vehicle accident on State Highway 2, near Pahoia just north of Tauranga after 7.30pm on Wednesday.
Pilot Liam Brettkelly landed HNP on the closed off-road.
Three vehicles were involved and one of the occupants of an initial two-car crash was struck by the third vehicle. He received critical injuries, as a result, was assessed onboard the helicopter by our Intensive Care Paramedic and was airlifted to Waikato hospital in a critical condition.
Two other people sustained minor injuries.
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