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26/04/2012 1630 hours At 4:30pm this afternoon the Life Flight Trust responded to Waikanae to a 56yr old female from Raumati Beach. The Patient had been cycling when she was hit by a car in Waikanae.
Life Flight responded with a Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic on board the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
The Helicopter landed at Waikanae Park and awaited the arrival of the Ambulance with the patient.
A Wellington Free Ambulance crew had treated the patient at the scene of the accident before driving her the the waiting helicopter at the park.
The patient was flown to the Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where she is being treated for her 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.