The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Morrinsville around 9.00am to the scene of a single vehicle crash on Chepmell Road.
The driver of the vehicle reportedly lost control and crashed through a fence. The patient was stabilised at the scene before being flown to Waikato Hospital with neck and back pain.
The helicopter was dispatched due to the remote location and the fact the patient was trapped, further delaying access to higher level medical care.
About Philips Search and Rescue Trust
Philips Search and Rescue Trust is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Waikato King Country’s principal sponsor, Westpac. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.