Helicopter called to early morning crash
This morning at just after 5am the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched Waihi Beach where a car had left the road and collided with a power pole, the front seat passenger, an 18 year old Katikati woman was trapped in the car for sometime and received pelvic and back injuries.
The Waihi fire brigade cut the woman free from the vehicle and she was stabilised by St John medics before being flown to Tauranga hospital in a serious condition. The driver of the car received minor head injuries in the crash and also flown to Tauranga hospital (on the same flight).
The helicopter called because of the serious nature of the crash and the distance to hospital.
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 Tauranga’s principal sponsor’s, 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. For further information about PSRT visit our website rescue.org.nz