On Tuesday the 4th of May the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a two-car crash on SH1 near Huntly.
All emergency services attended with the highway being blocked after the crash. Fire and Emergency service crew set up a landing zone on the highway for the rescue chopper to land.
A 19-year-old female from Tokoroa had to be extracted from one of the cars by Fire and Emergency New Zealand crew using the cutting equipment.
She was airlifted to Waikato Hospital with suspected chest and back injuries.