The couple who were rushed to Whanganui Hospital on Wednesday morning after their car rolled into a ditch near Taihape Golf Course have been discharged.

Emergency services were called to the scene on State Highway 1 between Puriri Rd and West Rd around 9.40am.

A St John spokeswoman said a call was received at 9.42am and two ambulances and a helicopter were sent.

The crash scene viewed from the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter. Photo / Philips Search and Rescue Trust
The crash scene viewed from the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter. Photo / Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter said both occupants, a man and a woman in their 50s, became trapped after their vehicle had left the road and rolled onto its roof and into the ditch.

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Fire and Emergency NZ was also called and extracted the couple from the vehicle.

Intensive care paramedic Dewet Pienaar identified that the woman had sustained a moderate head injury and she was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.

The man had minor injuries to his chest and was also transported to Whanganui Hospital by ambulance.