Car crashes into house

A man was taken to Rotorua hospital with neck and spinal injuries after a car crashed into a house.

Yesterday afternoon, Taupo's Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was called to the settlement of Tauranga Taupo between Taupo and Turangi.

Pilot Nat Every said a man driving north had left the road and crashed into a block wall in front of a roadside house.

The man was taken to Rotorua Hospital with neck and spinal injuries.

Mr Every said that upon the helicopter's return to Taupo and just on dark, the crew was informed by police that a woman was injured on the top of Mt Tauhara.

The woman had severely twisted her knee and was unable to descend the mountain on her own.

The helicopter arrived just prior to the cloud enveloping the top of the mountain, and with the use of it search light was able to hover load the injured women and her daughter who had remained with her to safety.

The woman was taken to Taupo hospital.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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