Focus on the Land
Two flown to Waikato are seriously hurt
Monday, September 24, 2012
TWO men are in Waikato Hospital this morning following separate vehicle accidents in Gisborne over the weekend.
A 37-year-old man was being operated on in Waikato Hospital today after he suffered spinal injuries when a car with five men in it rolled just north of Morere about 3pm yesterday.
It is believed many were trapped in the vehicle until emergency services arrived.
The ECT Rescue helicopter and Hawke’s Bay’s Lowe Corporation Rescue helicopter both attended the accident and transported two men to Gisborne Hospital. The 37-year- old was flown to Waikato with more serious injuries while a 23-year-old man is in a ward and listed as stable this morning.
The other three passengers in the car, aged 31, 32 and 41, were taken by St John Ambulance to Gisborne Hospital but have since been discharged.
In a separate accident, a 25-year-old man fell off the back of a utility in Gisborne on Friday night and is in a critical but stable condition at Waikato Hospital’s intensive care unit.
He was flown there from Gisborne Hospital on Saturday morning.
The young man sustained “very serious” injuries in the accident, which happened on Disraeli Street late on Friday night.
It was a busy weekend for the ECT rescue helicopter, which also travelled to a remote property north of Tikitiki to transport a 60-year-old male suffering from a medical condition. He was flown to Gisborne Hospital for treatment.
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