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Two men injured in vehicle rollover

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 9 am on Saturday 16 December to Pongoroa, to a 4 x 4 vehicle which had rolled over.

Two male patients were treated at the scene by the onboard paramedic. One patient received an injury, a possible fracture, to the left hand and wrist. The other patient received an injury to the shoulder and a large laceration to his head.

Both men were flown to Palmerston North Hospital for further treatment.

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