Two injured after vehicle rolled

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter flew to Matamata on Monday night after a car rolled several times, critically injuring the occupants. Supplied photo.

Two people have been critically injured following a crash near Matamata.

This is understood to be the same crash in which a passenger was thrown from the vehicle around 10.30pm.

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was sent to the scene of the accident on Morgan Road.

A 19-year-old man was flown to Waikato Hospital for assessment and treatment, says a spokesperson for the rescue helicopter.

The other injured person was also flown to Waikato Hospital by the Hamilton-based Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Earlier that evening the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was also tasked with transporting a 37-year-old critical patient to Waikato Hospital.

Both of these flights were conducted used the use of night vision goggles, says the spokesperson.

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Posted on 17-04-2018 19:25 | By old trucker

You Heros in the Rescue Choppers, Police, Fire Brigade you are ALL MY HEROS going to these sites and the CARNAGE you must get sick of this stuff at times seeing things that could have been preventive, i hope you have a AWESOME someone, Wife - Partner at home or work that can SUPPORT you after these things, and hope all those that help you through this need a MEDAL and they all LOVE YOU,Thankyou ,i take me Old Stetson off to you,without you people,where WOULD WE BE, Take care out there, a lot of people would not even think about what you people go through on these jobs and see, i know i have seen a LOT of CARNAGE on the road in my time on the road, it makes me sick at times at what i see through my window,Sunlive. Thankyou. 10-4 out. phew.

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