Queens Birthday holiday weekend

At approx 7pm on Friday at the beginning of a busy Queens Birthday holiday weekend, the Northland Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a serious motor vehicle accident on SH 1 just north of Kaiwaka.

We landed on a piece of grass adjacent to the spread out accident scene.This enabled the attending Police officers to let the rapidly building traffic through at regular intervals while the numerous Fire and Ambulance personnel cut, extracted and treated the people from the 3 vehicles involved.

Due to the severity of the injuries to at least two people, a back up helicopter was dispatched from Auckland. Both helicopters flew patients to Whangarei Base Hospital.