News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Seriously Injured Woman Transported By Helicopter

Seriously Injured Woman Transported By Wellington's Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to help a seriously injured woman in Marlborough late last night.

The helicopter, with two Wellington Free paramedics onboard, was sent to the one car accident in Waihopai Valley around 11:40pm.

When we arrived the Marlborough Ambulance Service, Blenheim Police and local (Wairau Valley I believe) fire brigade were all on the scene. The 23 year old Blenheim woman had been extricated from the car by the fire service and was being treated by Marlborough Ambulance staff.

"The emergency services on the scene were extremely helpful" says Westpac Rescue Helicopter pilot Harry Stevenson. "The ambulance communications staff gave us a very good GPS position to fly to and the fire service lit up our landing area so that landing in the field was much easier than it could have been".

It appears the car the woman was a passenger in rolled over at least once, ending up upright. The driver was unhurt and being spoken to by Police.

The Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics continued treating the woman while transporting from the scene back to Wellington Hospital. The woman was suffering from head and spinal injuries and her condition worsened enroute to hospital.

She is currently being assessed and treated in Wellington Hospital.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>


Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>


Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland