At 1:18pm this afternoon (15th) Magpas Doctor Saad Jawaid and Critical Care Paramedic Steve Chambers landed in Watford via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to a collision between a bus and a lorry, in which approx. 10 people had been injured.
The Magpas advanced medical team assessed two patients at the scene. One, a woman in her 60’s, had fortunately suffered no life threatening injuries and was subsequently taken to Watford Hospital by land ambulance. The other patient, a man in his 60’s, had sustained a serious leg injury in the collision. Dr Saad and CCP Steve gave the patient advanced pain relief at the scene, providing him with A&E level care there and then before leaving him in the care of an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew, who transported him to Watford Hospital via land ambulance.
Numerous EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crews, a Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and Hertfordshire Police were also in attendance.
The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Chris Sherriff and Technical Crew Member Steve Hunwicks.