The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Waikato township of Putaruru, late yesterday afternoon.
A local Putaruru man sustained a serious leg injury after being hit by some timber. Whilst driving home the man was in a great deal of pain and was unable to extract himself from his vehicle.
The man was driven to a local park where a landing area was secured by local fire crews.
Attended by a local St John crew and the choppers own Intensive Care Paramedic the man was given pain relief and stabilised.
He was airlifted to Waikato Hospital for additional treatment.