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Seriously injured Stockcar driver flown to hospital

Seriously injured Stockcar driver flown to hospital

At Approx 20:00 (8.00pm) Saturday evening  a Life Flight team responded to the Te Marua Speedway track in Wellington, to a male Stockcar driver who had sustained serious injuries after his car hit another car during a race and then struck a concrete wall.
Life Flight responded with a Wellington free ambulance paramedic onboard the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
After being extricated from his car by on-track emergency services the man, in his early 50’s, was treated on scene before being flown to Wellington Hospital Emergency Department, where he is being assessed for serious injuries.  

The Life Flight Trust is a charity providing air rescue and air ambulance services. It operates the Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a national air ambulance service. It relies on support from the public and sponsorship from partners such as Westpac to provide these services. Further information can be obtained from www.lifeflight.org.nz


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