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South West Auckland car crash

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was on a return trip from Middlemore Hospital when it was called to Glenbrook, South West of Auckland on the evening of 18 September.

A car and ute had collided and the driver of the car, a man in his 20’s, had been trapped for around 25 minutes.

Upon extraction, he was attended by the Onboard Waikato Hospital Intensive Care team.

The patient was then flown to Auckland Hospital for further treatment.

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