Three injured in two car crash

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, landed in a paddock just above the confined gorge crash scene.

Three people have been have been taken to hospital following a two-car crash.

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to State Highway 3, near the Awakino Gorge tunnel around 4pm.

A spokesperson for the rescue chopper says two female patients were airlifted to Waikato Hospital, both with moderate injuries.

"One was the sole occupant driver of one vehicle the other woman a passenger.

"Taranaki Rescue Helicopter flew one critical patient from the scene to Waikato Hospital also."

Police are investigating the crash.


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