A person has been flown to hospital in a serious condition after a car crash at Mangatawhiri in Waikato this morning.

The Westpac Auckland Rescue Helicopter service said an elderly woman in her 80s had lost control on a bend.

Her car crashed into a sign, veered through a fence and came to a stop in a small ditch.

The woman had just been rescued from the wrecked car when the rescue helicopter arrived. Photo / Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
The woman had just been rescued from the wrecked car when the rescue helicopter arrived. Photo / Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

Emergency services attended the crash on the intersection of Pendergrast Rd and State Highway 2 at 11.26am.

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The patient had just been rescued from the wrecked car when the rescue helicopter arrived.

The helicopter crew took over treatment and transported her to hospital in a serious but stable condition.

St John said a person involved in the accident was flown by rescue helicopter to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition.