Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Crash survivor featured in TV medical documentary

A motorist airlifted to hospital after crashing into a tree in Edenbridge is to be featured on Channel 4’s 24 Hours in A&E in the New Year.

The Royal Television Society Award-winning documentary series continues from St George’s Hospital in London where it follows patients treated in a 24-hour period.

Filmed around the clock by 104 cameras at one of the world’s most advanced and busiest A&E departments, the series captures stories of life, love and loss unfolding every day.

The episode on January 6th focuses on children and being a parent and tells the story of 41-year-old Sam who lost control of her car and crashed into a tree.

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance was called as she was trapped in her vehicle which had rolled over.

Sam sustained head and abdominal injuries and was treated at the roadside by the charity helicopter’s doctor and paramedic.

24 Hours in A&E shows her arriving at St George’s where doctors sent her for a CT scan, concerned about possible spinal and internal injuries.

Husband Mark told how the couple met and Sam explained that she couldn’t have children after having leukaemia as a child.

Mark was not going to forsake his love for Sam because they couldn’t have a family but years later, to their amazement and delight, Sam became pregnant.

24 Hours in A&E is on Channel 4 on Wednesday (January 6th) at 9pm and if you would like to find out more about the Air Ambulance or make a donation, please visit


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