A father and his two children sustained minor to serious injuries when the vehicle they were in crashed with a truck near Ngatea.
The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust sent its Whitianga crew to assist in flying the injured patients to hospital.
A spokesperson for the rescue helicopter says there were seven patients all up.
“Westpac 1 crew assisted three patients – a male in his 40’s and his two children (a boy and a girl). All three were restrained in the vehicle.
“The boy suffered suspected multiple injuries including a broken arm and was in a serious condition. “The father and daughter suffered minor injuries (whiplash and seatbelt abrasions). All three family members were flown to Waikato Hospital.”
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.