Press Release – Greenlea Rescue Helicopter
Taupo’s Greenlea Rescue helicopter was called to an accident on the Desert Road yesterday afternoon. A car driven by a 61 year old Wellington man had left the road and crashed into the edge of a bridge. He was flown to Waikato hospital with chest, abdominal and spinal injuries.
Less than 24 hours earlier, the helicopter was called to a motorcycle crash on SH 41 near Kuratau.
In this crash, a 42 year old Taranaki man suffered multiple fractures and a severely compromised airway, when his bike left the road. He was flown to Waikato Hospital with his 11 year old son who’d been his pillion passenger. The son, who was also wearing high quality heavy duty motorcycle clothing, was essentially uninjured and did a outstanding job in supporting his seriously injured father until help arrived.