Air rescues at Pukekohe, Onewhero
Rescue Helicopter staff said a large truck had pulled out into the path of a smaller truck.
“On arrival the patient was still trapped and needed to be cut out by the Fire Department,” said ICF Paramedic, Russell Clarke.
“We treated him and flew him to Auckland Hospital in a serious condition.
“Incidentally, his wife was meant to travel with him in the truck that morning but then decided not to, so it was a lucky day for her.”
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