Man injured in Matamata truck crash

An aerial view of the crash scene. Photo: PSRT

An 18-year-old man has been flown to hospital with suspected head injuries following a crash between a truck and car.

Emergency services, including the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, were called to the scene on State 27, near Ngarua north of Matamata, yesterday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the rescue chopper says the 18-year-old driver of the car was stabilised at the scene and was then flown to Waikato Hospital with a suspected head injury.

Senior Sergeant Mike Henwood says the driver of the car was initially trapped, before being freed and flown to hospital.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.



2 Comments

golly gosh

Posted on 10-10-2017 18:48 | By old trucker

this is terrible, ive seen a lot of this over the yrs driving here and interstate, the CARNAGE seen is mind blowing and stays in your head, what ive seen, ,had 2 lucky escapes with people doing silly things, but im not driving now, and thanks to upstairs, im OK still now. Thanks No1,10-4 out. phew.

And the truck driver?

Posted on 10-10-2017 09:36 | By Seriously?

Any word on how the truck driver is?

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