A Morrinsville man had a hand severed in a head-on crash in
Waikato this morning.
The Hamilton-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter was sent to
Ngarua, south of Morrinsville, about 9.30am after the
52-year-old man's right hand was severed in the crash between
a car and a truck.
The vehicles were travelling in opposite directions along
Kereone Road when the head-on collision occurred, pilot Loren
"[The hand] was still attached, but very, very badly -
basically it was pointed in the other direction.
An on-board St John Ambulance intensive care paramedic
bandaged the severed hand in place and the man was flown to