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Passing ambulance spots injured man

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 16/04/2017

A passing ambulance crew spotted a 20-year-old man in a car down a hillside in the Whanganui region.

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was sent to State Highway 4 near Parakino on Sunday morning where the man was injured in a car accident.

The car had come off the road and down a hill and was spotted by a passing ambulance crew, the rescue helicopter operator said.

The man has head injuries.

He was stabilised by the St John ambulance paramedics before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.

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