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18 stone pie eating trucker goes slimline - following fight for life!

18 stone pie eating trucker goes slimline - following fight for life!

As summer finally shows its face; Histon based lorry driver, father of three and stepdad to three, Dave Warren, is pretty confident about wearing shorts and a T-shirt and showing off his pecks! But, four and a half years ago, it was a very different story. Dave admits to being a “chunky chap” who at 18 stone could, “Trough for England!”. When, in October 2011, his world was suddenly turned upside down - leaving him lying in a ditch with life threatening injuries. It was then he made a promise to himself, that as soon as he was able; he would get fit, fight obesity and not follow in his parents’ footsteps (both of whom suffer from diabetes).

On October 17th 2011, at 9pm, as he was out riding his Suzuki GSX-R 600 XK5 limited edition motorbike down the road between Cottenham and Histon, the front suspension failed on a corner. After colliding with a telegraph pole and being thrown into a ditch, Dave thought his number was up. He explains, “It was hideous, I remember lying there and I couldn’t feel my legs and my back was absolute agony”. Dave suffered a broken coccyx and the four vertebrae above it, as well as 10 broken ribs, a punctured left lung and a lacerated spleen.

Dave remembers Magpas Air Ambulance Doctor Fiona Bowles and Paramedic Simon Standen turning up at his side, “What they did for me that night was fantastic. I can’t begin to explain the difference they made, other than I wouldn’t be here now…end of”.

After a long and slow recovery and almost four and half stone lighter, Dave feels like a different man. After five weeks intensive training, he’s getting ready to take part in the Histon Flaming June Half Marathon (13.2 miles) this Sunday 12th June at 9:30am - where his wife and five of his children will be cheering him on from the start line. Dave explains, “It’s the least I can do, to repay Magpas as my local charity and for changing my life!".

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Nr Bishop’s Stortford, car ends up in ditch – Magpas called to scene

Nr Bishop’s Stortford, car ends up in ditch – Magpas called to scene

Nr Bishop’s Stortford, car ends up in ditch – Magpas called to scene

At 10.20pm on Friday night (29th), Magpas Doctor Zoe Smeed and Paramedic Simon Standen arrived near Bishop’s Stortford via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic incident where a car came off the road and ended up in a ditch.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 50’s) who had sustained multiple injuries. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic provided the patient with pain relief, before accompanying him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. On arrival at the hospital the man was in a serious but stable condition.

EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews, Fire and Rescue Services, and the Police were also on the scene.

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M1 nr Luton, single vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

M1 nr Luton, single vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

M1 nr Luton, single vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

At 8.37pm last night (27th), Magpas Doctor Leigh Bissett and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived north of Luton on the M1, via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic collision involving a single vehicle, which left a woman (in her teens) trapped inside the vehicle.

The Magpas team assessed the patient who had sustained multiple injuries. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic sedated the woman (providing her with specialist A&E care on the scene), before working to safely remove her from the vehicle. The Magpas team then accompanied the patient to Luton and Dunstable Hospital by land ambulance, where on arrival she was in a serious condition.

EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews, Fire and Rescue Services, and the Police were also on the scene.

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Peterborough, bus and bicycle collision – Magpas called to scene

Peterborough, bus and bicycle collision – Magpas called to scene

Peterborough, bus and bicycle collision – Magpas called to scene

At 10.47pm on Saturday night (23rd), Magpas Doctor Leigh Bissett and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in Peterborough via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic collision involving a bicycle and a bus.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 50’s) who had suffered a head injury. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic then accompanied the patient to Peterborough City Hospital by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the man was in a stable condition.

EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews, and the Police were also on the scene.

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Nr Thrapston, car and lorry collision – Magpas called to scene

Nr Thrapston, car and lorry collision – Magpas called to scene

Nr Thrapston, car and lorry collision – Magpas called to scene

At 4.55am this morning (22nd), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived near Thrapston via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic collision involving a lorry and a car.

The Magpas team worked alongside an East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew to assess a man (in his 40’s) who had sustained injuries to his upper body. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic provided the patient with pain relief, and accompanied him to Kettering General Hospital by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the man was in a stable condition.

Fire and Rescue Services, and the Police were also on the scene.

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Northampton, car vs tree – Magpas called to scene

Northampton, car vs tree – Magpas called to scene

Northampton, car vs tree – Magpas called to scene

At 3.02am this morning (22nd), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in the Northampton area via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic incident where a car collided with a tree.

The Magpas team assessed a woman (in her 30’s) who had suffered a serious leg injury. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic sedated the patient (providing her with specialist A&E care), before safely removing her from the vehicle. The Magpas team then accompanied the woman to Northampton General Hospital by land ambulance, where on arrival she was in a stable condition.

East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews, Fire and Rescue Services, and the Police were also on the scene.

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Swaffham, car vs wall – Magpas called to scene

Swaffham, car vs wall – Magpas called to scene

Swaffham, car vs wall – Magpas called to scene

At 12.18am this morning (21st), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in Swaffham via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic collision where a car had collided with a wall.

The Magpas team assessed a woman (in her teens) who had suffered a head injury. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic put measures into place to protect the patient’s injury, before accompanying her, by land ambulance, to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. On arrival at the hospital the woman was in a stable condition.

Fire and Rescue Services, and the Police were also on the scene.

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Nr King’s Lynn, car ends up in ditch – Magpas called to scene

Nr King’s Lynn, car ends up in ditch – Magpas called to scene

Nr King’s Lynn, car ends up in ditch – Magpas called to scene

At 10.35pm last night (20th), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived near King’s Lynn via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic incident where a car had left the road, ending up in a ditch.

The Magpas team assessed a woman (in her 20’s) who had suffered injuries to her leg and arm. The patient was subsequently taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, in a stable condition, by an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

Fire and Rescue Services, and the Police were also on the scene.

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Nr Chatteris, motocross incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Nr Chatteris, motocross incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Nr Chatteris, motocross incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 3.30pm on Saturday (16th), Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Jo Lambert landed near Chatteris via the Magpas Air Ambulance – after a boy had suffered a fall from a motocross bike.

The Magpas team assessed the patient who had sustained a leg injury. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic then worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew to provide the boy with pain relief. The patient was subsequently taken to Peterborough City Hospital, in a stable condition, by the ambulance service.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene was: Pilot Andy Figg and Crew Member Lee Kennedy.

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St Neots, lorry collision – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

St Neots, lorry collision – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

St Neots, lorry collision – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 12.27pm today (15th), Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Chris Hawkins landed in the St Neots area via the Magpas Air Ambulance – following a road traffic incident where a lorry collided with a tree and ended up in a ditch, leaving a man (in his 50’s) trapped in the vehicle.

Fire and Rescue Services worked to safely remove the man from the vehicle. The Magpas team then assessed the patient who had suffered minor leg injuries. The man was subsequently taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital, in a stable condition, by an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene was: Pilot Andy Figg and Crew Member George Phillips.

The Police were also present.

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Peterborough, pedestrian and car collision – Magpas called to scene

Peterborough, pedestrian and car collision – Magpas called to scene

Peterborough, pedestrian and car collision – Magpas called to scene

At 8.41pm last night (14th), Magpas Doctor Sarah McNeilly and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived in Peterborough via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian.

The Magpas team assessed a boy (in his teens) who had fortunately suffered minor injuries. The patient was then taken to Peterborough City Hospital, in a stable condition, by an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

The Police were also on the scene.

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St Ives, woman falls from ladder – Magpas called to her

St Ives, woman falls from ladder – Magpas called to her

St Ives, woman falls from ladder – Magpas called to her

At 3.45pm yesterday (13th), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton, Doctor Ali Hieatt and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in St Ives via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – after a woman (in her 60’s) had suffered a fall from a ladder.

The Magpas team assessed the patient who had sustained injuries to her leg and arm. The Magpas Doctors and Paramedic worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew to provide the woman with pain relief. The patient was then taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital, in a stable condition, by the ambulance service.

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Nr Cambridge, man falls from roof - Magpas called to him

Nr Cambridge, man falls from roof - Magpas called to him

Nr Cambridge, man falls from roof - Magpas called to him

At 12.32pm yesterday (13th), Magpas Doctor Ali Hieatt and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in the Cambridge area via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – after a man (in his 40’s) had suffered a fall from a roof.

The Magpas team assessed the patient who had sustained a leg injury. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew to provide the man with pain relief. The Magpas team then accompanied the patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance, where on arrival he was in a stable condition.

Fire and Rescue Services, and the Police were also on the scene.

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Nr Peterborough, car vs tree – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Nr Peterborough, car vs tree – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Nr Peterborough, car vs tree – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 9.01am yesterday (12th), Magpas Doctor Raluca Treacy and Paramedic Dan Read landed in the Peterborough area via the Magpas Air Ambulance – following a road traffic incident where a car had left the road and collided with a tree.

The Magpas team assessed a woman (in her 30’s) who had sustained serious head injuries. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic sedated the patient (providing her with specialist A&E care), before accompanying her initially to Peterborough City Hospital by land ambulance. The Magpas team subsequently flew the patient on to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where on arrival the woman was in a serious condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene/ the Magpas team and the patient to hospital was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Steve Hunwicks.

EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews, Fire and Rescue Services, and the Police were also on the scene.

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A6 nr Market Harborough, 2x car collision - Magpas called to scene

A6 nr Market Harborough, 2x car collision - Magpas called to scene

A6 nr Market Harborough, 2x car collision - Magpas called to scene

At 10.11pm last night (11th), Magpas Doctor Zoe Smeed, Doctor Lorraine Greasley and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived on the A6 near Market Harborough via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW - following a road traffic collision involving two cars.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 20’s) who had sustained multiple injuries. The Magpas Doctors and Paramedic provided the patient with advanced pain relief, before accompanying him to University Hospital Coventry by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a stable condition.

East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews, Fire and Rescue Services, an EMICS Doctor, and the Police were also on the scene.

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Nr Lincoln, boy suffers fall - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Nr Lincoln, boy suffers fall - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Nr Lincoln, boy suffers fall - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

At 1.34pm yesterday (10th), Magpas Doctor Sarah McNeilly and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed south of Lincoln via the Magpas Air Ambulance – after a young boy had suffered a fall down some stairs.

The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic assessed the patient who had sustained a head injury. The Magpas team then flew the boy to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where on arrival he was in a stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene/ the Magpas team and the patient to hospital was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Lee Kennedy.

An East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew were also present.

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Nr Sleaford, girl falls from horse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

Nr Sleaford, girl falls from horse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

Nr Sleaford, girl falls from horse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

At 12.47pm yesterday (10th), Magpas Doctor Sarah McNeilly and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed south of Sleaford via the Magpas Air Ambulance – after a girl (in her teens) had suffered a fall from a horse.

The Magpas team assessed the patient who had sustained injuries to her upper body. The girl was then taken to the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, in a stable condition, by an East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Lee Kennedy.
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Stamford, car rolls into ditch – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Stamford, car rolls into ditch – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Stamford, car rolls into ditch – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 10.59am yesterday (10th), Magpas Doctor Sarah McNeilly and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed in the Stamford area via the Magpas Air Ambulance – following a road traffic incident where a car had left the road and rolled into a ditch, leaving a man trapped inside the vehicle.

The Magpas team worked alongside Fire and Rescue Services and East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews to safely remove the man from the car. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic assessed the patient who had fortunately suffered only minor injuries. The man was then taken, in a stable condition, to Peterborough City Hospital by an East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Lee Kennedy.

The Police were also present.

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Northampton, single car collision – Magpas called to scene

Northampton, single car collision – Magpas called to scene

Northampton, single car collision – Magpas called to scene

At 7.13am this morning (8th), Magpas Doctor Lee Soomaroo and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in the Northampton area via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – after a car was involved in a road traffic collision.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 40’s) who had sustained upper body injuries. The patient was subsequently taken to University Hospital Coventry, in a stable condition, by an East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

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Nr Thetford, man falls from ladder – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Nr Thetford, man falls from ladder – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Nr Thetford, man falls from ladder – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

At 3.58pm yesterday (6th), Magpas Doctor Leigh Bissett and Paramedic Dan Read landed near Thetford via the Magpas Air Ambulance. A man (in his 60’s) had suffered a fall from a ladder.

The Magpas team assessed the patient who had sustained back injuries. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic then provided the man with pain relief, before accompanying him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a serious condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene was: Pilot Andy Figg and Crew Member George Phillips.

An EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew were also present.

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