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5 Girls in Arapuni crash

5 Girls in Arapuni crash

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 9:30pm to a single car crash on Lake Arapuni road near Waotu. Five girls were all injured when there vehicle left the road and crashed into the side wall of a farmers concrete underpass.

The 17yr old driver and a 15yr old passenger received multiple injuries. They were both loaded on stretchers and flown together to Waikato Hospital for further assessment and treatment. The remaining three passengers were taken by road ambulance to Waikato Hospital with minor to moderate injuries.


Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) 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 Waikato's principal sponsor, Westpac. 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. For further information about PSRT visit our website rescue.org.nz

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