Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Crash survivor in TV medical documentary

A cyclist who suffered serious injuries after colliding with a car in Merstham is to be featured on Channel 4’s 24 Hours in A&E tonight (April 13th).

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.

John, 43, suffered serious head and neck injuries after crashing face first into a car on Shepherds Hill.

Redhill-based Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s doctor and paramedic responded by car and gave him emergency treatment at the road-side.

The father-of-three’s injuries were so severe that he had to be put in an induced coma by the charity helicopter crew before being taken to St George’s by land ambulance.

24 Hours in A&E shows John arriving at the Major Trauma Centre where scans revealed he had multiple fractures to his face and spine, and a bleed on his brain.

His wife Suki rushed to St George’s as police closed the road in both directions following the accident last May. The driver of the car escaped unhurt but was “extremely shaken”.

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

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