Car crashes into stream

The car in the stream. Photo: Supplied.

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.”



1 Comment

Hope she is ok...

Posted on 28-11-2017 16:06 | By GreertonBoy

A timely reminder to all drivers to concentrate whilst driving, although it could have been a medical issue too... but, I cant help but think that perhaps all of the nanny equipment in modern cars, things that are there so one doesn't necessarily need to actually 'LEARN' to drive, one simply needs to steer the car whilst the car makes up for the mistakes drivers make. To me, there in lies a problem, because cars do so much of the important stuff for drivers, drivers can become bored and or easily distracted by other things, taking their minds off the task at hand. We dont know the facts I guess, dont know what went wrong, but hopefully she will make a full and fast recovery... Lucky girl...

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