Ruapehu motor vehicle accident patient airlifted | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Ruapehu motor vehicle accident patient airlifted

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Horopito, north of Ohakune, on Monday 10 July,  where an elderly Whanganui man had suffered serious multiple injuries in a vehicle accident on SH 4, after the car he was driving left the road and rolled coming to rest upside down in a ditch.
The patient was initially trapped in the upturned vehicle. Local Police, Fire and Ambulance services assisted at the scene.
On arrival of the rescue helicopter, the on-board Intensive Care Paramedic stabilised the patient at the scene before he was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital in a serious condition.

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