Bike accidents keep Westpac busy

Last week saw two incidents involving bikes that the crew on the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter were called to. On Wednesday 15 November, crew were tasked at 11.43am to the Hunua Ranges to assist a male patient in his 60s who had an accident on his bike. He was wearing a helmet and protective gear, but suffered face and back injuries. Crew were assisted by police to the accident scene, and retrieved the patient by stretcher. He was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition. The second incident was on Sunday 19 November, where crew were tasked to Port Waikato at 5.50pm to assist a male in his teens who was involved in a motocross accident in a remote location. He suffered multiple injuries, and was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition. Crew were also tasked to Pukekawa last week to assist a female patient in her 40s suffering a medical condition. On Saturday 18 November, the female patient was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.

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