Wimblington severe car & van collision – 2x Magpas Helimedix teams called out
At 6:36am this morning (30th), two Magpas Helimedix teams were called out to a serious, head-on collision between a van and a car on the A141 near the Wimblington area. The overnight Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nathan Howes and Paramedic Dan Read) arrived alongside the day Magpas Helimedix team (Doctor Alex Cross and Paramedic Keir Rutherford), via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW and Lexus.
The first Magpas team worked alongside a Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Crew to safely remove a man (in his 20’s) from the car. The Helimedix provided the patient with pain relief and specialist treatment, before accompanying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital, the man was in a critical but stable condition.
The second Magpas team worked alongside a Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Crew to get a second man (in his late 30’s) out the car, who was also trapped. The Helimedix then anaesthetised the patient who suffered severe chest and limb injuries, before accompanying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital, the man was in a critical but stable condition.
A third man (in his 20’s) suffered chest and limb injuries and was also trapped in the car. Cambridgeshire Police removed him from the vehicle. This patient was given critical A&E level care by an EAST Anglian Air Ambulance team (who arrived at the incident scene by rapid response car). They then accompanied the man to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a land ambulance.
A fourth man (in his 20’s) suffered serious lower leg injuries and was trapped inside the van. A Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Crew worked to get the patient out of the vehicle, before he was sedated by Critical Care Paramedic Dan Cody, who then accompanied the man in a land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s hospital.
4x EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews, 2x EEAST Ambulance Service Managers, 1x HART crew, 3x Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Crews and Cambridgeshire Police were all present.
There was outstanding partnership working amidst all the Emergency Services. On behalf of the Magpas Helimedix teams, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped at the scene.