At 10:00pm [yesterday] evening the Life Flight Trust responded to Motor Vehicle Accident on State Highway One at Paekakariki.
Life Flight responded with a Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic on board the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
The Helicopter landed 1km from the crash site in a disused Petrol station.
The Patient was being treated by Wellington Free Ambulance crew at the scene.
The Helicopter Paramedics performed an advanced technique known as RSI - rapid sequence intubation - where a tube was inserted into the man's mouth to help his breathing. The Patient had head and possible neck injuries.
The patient was flown to Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where he is being treated for his injuries.
The Life Flight Trust is a charity providing air rescue and air ambulance services. It operates the Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a national air ambulance service. It relies on support from the public and sponsorship from partners such as Westpac to provide these services. Further information can be obtained from www.lifeflight.org.nz