Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Air Ambulance called to sledging accidents

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance has been called to a spate of snow-related incidents in recent days.

The pilot, doctor and critical care paramedic yesterday (Monday) attended a sledging accident at Caterham in Surrey.

An 18-year-old boy suffered a head injury and was taken by land ambulance to St George’s Hospital in London.

On Sunday, the Air Ambulance was called to a road traffic collision in which a car rolled over on the snow-covered A252 at Molash near Canterbury.

The driver, a 45-year-old female, suffered spinal and limb injuries and was assessed at the scene before being taken to the William Harvey Hospital at Ashford.

And on Saturday, a pensioner in her 70s suffered a leg injury after slipping in deep snow at Merrow near Guildford.

Land paramedics at the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) called in the Air Ambulance because it was an isolated location and access was an issue.

The helicopter landed on a golf course and the patient was flown to the Royal Surrey County Hospital at Guildford, in four minutes.

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