A woman suffered multiple injuries after her car crashed into a stream.
Emergency services were called to the crash a few miles south of 8-Mile Junction, on SH3 south of Te Kuiti on Monday afternoon.
The woman, a 45-year-old from Masterton, was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the scene to fly the injured driver to hospital.
A spokesperson for the rescue chopper says she was taken to Waikato Hospital by the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Her vehicle left the road and crashed through a fence into a paddock and down into a stream, says the spokesperson.
“She was treated by St John and Fire Rescue staff before being flown to Waikato Hospital.”