The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a single motor vehicle accident in Tauwhare on Thursday afternoon. Tauwhare is a small rural community in the Waikato District on the outskirts of Hamilton.
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter landed at the scene 10 mins after taking off from (base location) the Waikato Hospital. The accident took place on Scotsman Valley Rd, about halfway between Bell and Pukemoremore roads, about 1.25pm. Two people were seriously injured after a car crashed into a power pole.
One person was trapped in the car and had to be cut out by the Fire and Emergency crew.
One person was taken to Waikato Hospital by road in a serious condition and another flown to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition.
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