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Bedford, car vs lorry – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

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Peterborough, 2x lorry collision – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

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Wisbech, Magpas Air Ambulance called to 2x collisions in one evening

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Enhanced medical teams from Magpas Air Ambulance were called to two separate road traffic collisions within a few hours of each other yesterday (28th) evening.

At 5.19pm on Thursday Magpas Doctors Scott Knapp and Al Steel and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed at the A1101 north of Wisbech via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a woman injured in a collision between a car and lorry.

The Magpas specialist medical team assessed the woman (in her teens) who had sustained multiple injuries and gave her advanced pain relief at the scene (providing her with A&E level care). They then airlifted her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. She was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

Later that evening at 11.52pm, Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Ashley Richardson responded to an activation in Wisbech via rapid response vehicle. They were called by the East of England Ambulance Service to treat a man (in his 20s) injured in a single vehicle collision. The Magpas medical team assisted an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew who took the patient to hospital in a stable condition.

Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Peterborough, pedestrian vs lorry - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Peterborough, pedestrian vs lorry - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 9.40pm last night (14th), Magpas Doctor Saad Jawaid and Paramedic Dan Read arrived in Peterborough via a rapid response vehicle. They had been called by EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a man injured in a collision with a lorry.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 50s) who had sustained an arm injury. They sedated him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) in order to protect his injuries. They then accompanied him by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital. He was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

Cambridgeshire Police and an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Chatteris, van vs lorry - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Chatteris, van vs lorry - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 3.47pm on Monday afternoon (13th) Magpas Doctors Jono Ritson and Maria Smith, and Paramedic Ollie Robinson, landed in Chatteris via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called by the EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a man injured in a collision between a van and a lorry.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 30s) who was trapped inside a vehicle and had sustained minor injuries. They assisted in extricating him from the vehicle and provided him with pain relief. The man was then taken by an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a stable condition.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Roger Sheridan.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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A14 Newmarket, 2x lorry collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

A14 Newmarket, 2x lorry collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 7.29am this morning (12th) Magpas Doctor Lee Soomaroo and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived at the A14 near Newmarket via a rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man injured in a collision between two lorries.

The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his 40s) who had sustained serious abdominal injuries. They provided the patient with advanced pain relief and assisted in extricating him from the vehicle. They then accompanied him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service and Suffolk Police were also in attendance.

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Nr Sawtry, man crushed by lorry - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Nr Sawtry, man crushed by lorry - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 9.09am on Sunday morning (1st) Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Simon Standen landed in a rural location west of Sawtry via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had been crushed by a lorry.

The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his 70s) who had sustained pelvic and leg injuries. They administered pain relief before airlifting the patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Paul Nolan and Crewmember George Phillips.

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A428 Caxton Gibbet, lorry v minibus RTC - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

A428 Caxton Gibbet, lorry v minibus RTC - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 6.33am this morning (20th), Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived near Caxton Gibbet via a rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat two people injured in a collision between a lorry and a minibus.

The Magpas medical team assessed a woman (in her 40s) who had sustained minor leg injuries and was taken by EEAST Ambulance Service paramedics to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

A second patient, a man in his 40s, was discharged at the scene after being assessed by the Magpas medical team.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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A1(M) nr Alconbury, lorry v cars - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

A1(M) nr Alconbury, lorry v cars - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 8.37am this morning (13th), Magpas Doctor Leigh Bissett and Paramedic Dan Cody landed beside the A1(M) near Alconbury, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat a woman injured in a collision between a lorry and multiple cars.

The Magpas team assessed the woman (in her 20s) who was trapped inside her vehicle, and who had sustained multiple minor injuries. The medical team assisted Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and EEAST Ambulance Service with extricating the woman from the vehicle.

She was then taken by land ambulance to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in a stable condition.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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M1 near Milton Keynes, HGV driver injured in collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

M1 near Milton Keynes, HGV driver injured in collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 12.06pm this afternoon (8th), Magpas Doctors Sophia De Maria and Jon Birks, and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed on the M1, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat a man injured when his HGV came off the road. The M1 was closed in both directions to allow the air ambulance to land.

The Magpas team assessed the man (in his 50s) who had sustained multiple injuries. They immobilised the patient to protect his injuries and provided him with pain relief.

He was then flown to John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, where he was in a potentially serious but stable condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew to the scene were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

South Central Ambulance Service and Thames Valley Police were also in attendance.

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Last updated: October 24, 2017

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Cookies Policy

Last updated: October 24, 2017

Magpas Air Ambulance ("us", "we", or "our") uses cookies on the https://www.magpas.org.uk/ website (the "Service"). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

How Magpas Air Ambulance uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes:
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  • To provide analytics
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:
  • Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
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Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

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