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Car vs Horse

Car vs Horse

The Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Te Kaha where a 41 year old local woman received serious head and chest injuries when her car collided with a horse.

The accident happened at 2130hrs and was east of Omaio, the woman was travelling with two young children, the children were unharmed in the crash. The car's roof was ripped off in the crash and it is unknown what happened to the horse.
The helicopter was dispatched because of the remote location and the extent of the patients injuries, she was flown to Tauranga hospital in a serious condition.

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.

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