Casualty cut from car after crash

Emergency services at a crash in Christchurch.
Emergency services at a crash in Christchurch.
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An elderly man was cut from his car this morning after a road traffic collision in Christchurch.

One fire crew from Outwell, one from Littleport and one from King’s Lynn were called to the two vehicle collision, which happened on the B1100 March Road near the junction with the B1098 Fifty Road.

The Magpas Helimedix team, made up of Doctor Jon Birks and volunteer paramedic Phil Almond, also attended in the air ambulance.

The man in his 80s was trapped in a car which ended up on its side, close to the water’s edge. The Helimedix team worked alongside a fire crew at the scene to get the patient out of the car before putting protective measures into place for the man’s neck, whilst working with an EEAST Ambulance Crew.

The patient was then taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn in a land ambulance, where on arrival he was in a stable condition.

A woman in the second car was also assessed by the Magpas team. Fortunately she didn’t suffer any life threatening injuries and was given permission to go home.

Magpas’ Dr Jon Birks said: “We wish our patients well. Both of them were extremely lucky not to have suffered more serious injuries, given the nature of this incident. It was also fortunate that the first car didn’t go into the river, but there was a road sign to block the vehicle’s path.”