Yaxley, serious van & car collision – Magpas Helimedix fly to scene
At 3:27pm yesterday afternoon (18th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Alexandra Cross and Paramedic Dan Read) arrived in Yaxley via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance – after a serious collision occurred involving a car and a van.
The Magpas team sedated a man (in his 30’s) who was trapped inside the van and had suffered serious leg injuries. The Helimedix then worked alongside a Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Crew (who did an excellent job), to safely remove the patient from the vehicle before accompanying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital, the man was in a serious but stable condition.
Prior to the arrival of the Magpas team, another patient had managed to get out of the van themselves and was subsequently taken to Peterborough City Hospital, in a land ambulance, by an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew for further observation. Sadly, a man was also pronounced dead at the scene, our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Pilot Andy Figg and Crew Member Simon Amos.
An EEAST Ambulance Service Rapid Response Paramedic, an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Manager and the Police were also present. All the Emergency Services worked extremely well together.