A 14-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when a car rolled down a bank near Thames.
The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the crash on the Kopu-Hikuai Road around 2.45pm, after a car with four people came off the road and rolled down a bank.
Pilot Todd Dunham says a 14-year-old boy received serious multiple injuries and was stabilised at the scene before being flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.
“The Northland Emergency Services Trust helicopter was also called to transport a seriously injured woman to Waikato Hospital.
“The helicopter was called due to the nature of the injuries and the distance by road to the closest appropriate hospital.”
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.