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Tauranga man run over by tractor

The TECT Rescue Helicopter crew were dispatched to a rural property west of Tauranga to fly the injured man to hospital.

A Tauranga man suffered multiple injuries after a tractor ran him over in the weekend.

The man was flown to Tauranga Hospital in critical condition following the incident on Saturday.

The TECT Rescue Helicopter crew were dispatched to a rural property west of Tauranga to fly the injured man to hospital.

"A 60-year-old local man had been run over by his tractor," says a spokesperson for the rescue chopper.

"The man was working on the tractor when it lurched forward running him over.

"Assessed by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic, it was identified that he had received multiple injuries, including hip, chest and abdominal injuries."

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