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Patea crash victim airlifted to hospital

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 18/05/2017

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was used to airlift a woman to hospital who suffered multiple injuries in a car accident near Patea on Thursday afternoon.

The woman, in her 70s, collided with a truck and trailer on Patea Road, between Kaharoa and O'Reilly roads.

Police understand a motorcycle was also involved.

The woman had to be cut from her car using the jaws of life by fire brigade staff before being stabilised and flown to Whanganui Hospital.

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