A47 Peterborough, car & lorry collide – Magpas Helimedix treat & fly man to Addenbrooke’s
This morning (8th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Sarah Hazleman and Paramedic Steve Chambers) flew to the A47, west of Peterborough, arriving at 7:52am via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance. A car and lorry had collided, the car then left the road and struck some trees, leaving a man (in his 20’s) severely trapped inside the vehicle.
The Magpas team sedated the patient, who suffered multiple serious injuries. The Helimedix then continued to work alongside a Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Crew to get the man safely out of the car. The Helimedix then anaesthetised the man and provided him with intensive, critical A&E care at the roadside, before flying the man to Addenbrooke’s Hospital (monitoring his condition all the way). On arrival at the hospital, the patient was in a serious but stable condition.
The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene / the patient and the Magpas Helimedix to the hospital was: Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member George Phillips.
Two EEAST Ambulance Crews, an EEAST Ambulance Senior Paramedic and the Police were also present.
All the Emergency Services worked extremely well together, amidst some extremely challenging circumstances (relating to the car and weather conditions).