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Serious crash in the Waikato

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 10:30am on Wednesday 28 December, to a serious crash at the intersection of State Highway’s 5 and 28 in the Waikato, where two cars had collided head on.

The NZ Fire Service used cutting equipment to free the occupants of one of the vehicles.

At least five people from the crash were transported to Waikato Hospital.

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