At approximately 4:55pm, last week Thursday, Westpac crew were tasked to Karioitahi for a 4 x 4 vehicle which had rolled just north of the Surf Club.
Fire personnel and Ambulance were also in attendance. Crew landed on the beach by the scene and treated a female patient in her 20s who had been thrown from the back of the ute when it rolled. She had been knocked out for a brief period of time. The patient was then flown to Middlemore Hospital in a moderate condition, suffering shoulder and neck pain.
Earlier on the same day, W2 was tasked to Maramarua at 4:20am for a vehicle which had rolled multiple times, with five people inside—two in a serious condition and three in a moderate condition. SH2 was closed, with traffic diverted. Crew treated a male patient in his 30s, who had been a rear seat passenger and who had been assisted from the vehicle by another passenger. Crew flew him to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition, with a possible spinal injury.
Last week Tuesday, W2 were also tasked to Pollok by Ambulance to a male patient in his 50s suffering a medical condition. Unfortunately he could not be saved and died at the scene.