At 10am this morning (Christmas Day), Magpas Doctor Sam Todd and Paramedic Oliver Robinson landed at Junction 8 of the M1, northbound near Hemel Hempstead, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called following a road traffic incident where a car had rolled and a man was ejected from a vehicle.
The patient (in his 30's) was safely moved into the back of a land ambulance by an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and a Fire & Rescue Service crew. The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man who had sustained multiple injuries. They sedated the patient, providing him with A&E level care at the roadside. The Magpas doctor and paramedic team then flew the man to Addenbrooke's Hospital (monitoring his condition all the way). Upon arrival at the hospital, the patient was in a critical condition.
The Magpas Air Ambulance helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient to the hospital were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember George Phillips.
A BASICS doctor, the Highways Agency and Hertfordshire Police were also in attendance.
We have no further information at this time.