A Waihi woman was thrown from a horse-draw cart earlier today.
The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to accident scene.
It is reported that the 73-year old woman fell forward and then was kicked in the stomach by the horse. As a result of the incident, she received serious abdominal and head injuries
The patient was flown to Waikato hospital in a serious condition. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter responded due to the nature of her injuries and the distance to hospital.
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 Tauranga’s principal sponsors, Trustpower and TECT. 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.