The morning of August 9th in 2012 started off like any other day for David Johnson. He was in the car on his way to work, when he was suddenly involved in a road incident. His car left the road and collided with a tree, leaving him with life-threatening injuries.

The Magpas team on shift that day, Paramedic Dan Read and Doctor Darren Reid, were called to the scene of David’s accident, arriving in the Magpas Rapid Response BMW shortly after the collision. David had suffered a serious head injury. The Helimedix anaesthetised David, providing him with specialist trauma care, putting him into a medically induced coma to help protect his brain. They then took him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance (monitoring his condition all the way), where he spent the next 3 months recovering.

Earlier this month, Cambridgeshire resident David, along with his wife Leisa and son Lucas, finally got to meet Dan, the Magpas Paramedic who helped to save his life that day.

“It was wonderful to visit Dan with my family and say thank you. Because of the immediate response from the excellent Magpas team, and the specialist care provided by Dan and Darren that day, I managed to make a full recovery. I hate to think what would have happened to me, and my family, without that care. My son was so happy to meet the team that saved his Daddy’s life.” David said.