Air ambulance flies in to help after driver trapped after HGV overturns in Fenland village

AN air ambulance dropped into a Fenland village today after a driver was injured when his lorry overturned. The accident happened shortly after noon in Euximoor Drove, Christchurch, and the driver of the HGV became trapped inside. The Magpas Emergency Med

AN air ambulance dropped into a Fenland village today after a driver was injured when his lorry overturned.

The accident happened shortly after noon in Euximoor Drove, Christchurch, and the driver of the HGV became trapped inside.

The Magpas Emergency Medical Team was taken to scene by the East Anglian Air Ambulance from its base at RAF Wyton.

"Once the driver had been extricated, he was found to be suffering from a suspected serious back injury," said Magpas spokesman Daryl Brown.


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"The clinical team administered advanced pain relief on scene and stabilise the patient for transfer by land ambulance to Peterborough District Hospital where his condition is described as stable.

The clinical team consisted of Magpas Doctor Mark Folman, critical care paramedic Simon Standen and pilot Chris Sherriff from the EAAA.

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Mr Brown added: "Thanks to the emergency training Magpas volunteer doctors and EEAST paramedics receive and the advanced clinical equipment available aboard Anglia Two, our Emergency Medical Team was able deliver an advanced level of pre-hospital emergency medical care at the scene.

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