Final Media alert: Desert Rd incident

Published: Sun 5 Mar 2017 08:06 PM
Final Media alert (6.10pm, 5 Mar): Desert Rd incident
Due to changes in patients statuses, necessitating patients being sent to different hospitals, the below updated information is the correct locations and transport means for the eight patients from this incident.
Unless there are further changes to the situation, we will not be sending further updates.
Apologies for any inconvenience with these multiple updates, however there were a number of patients and a number of ambulance and emergency services resources on scene.
St John alerted at
Desert Rd
Resources sent
2 ambulances, first response unit, 4 rescue helicopters
Basic info
MVA - 2 cars
1 seriously injured patient in 1 rescue helicopter to Waikato Hospital
2 seriously injured patients in a second rescue helicopter to Waikato Hospital
2 seriously injured patients in third rescue helicopter to Waikato Hospital
1 seriously injured patient in fourth rescue helicopter to Rotorua Hospital
2 moderately injured patients by road ambulance to Taupo Hospital
No age or gender info available.
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No one is available from St John for interviews.

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