Man in 50s in stable condition after collision with lorry in Wisbech this morning

PUBLISHED: 12:12 25 March 2010 | UPDATED: 09:35 02 June 2010

The scene of the crash

The scene of the crash

A MAN in his 50s is being treated in hospital after the car he was driving collided with a lorry in Wisbech this morning. A Magpas spokesperson said the man is currently in a stable condition at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King s Lynn. The lorry driver was

A MAN in his 50s is being treated in hospital after the car he was driving collided with a lorry in Wisbech this morning.

A Magpas spokesperson said the man is currently in a stable condition at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn.

The lorry driver was unharmed.

Magpas, the emergency medical charity, was called to the collision on the A1101 Sutton Road, at around 9.30am.

The Magpas team members in attendance were Magpas' volunteer specialist registrar in emergency medicine, doctor Robert Major, with EEAST critical care paramedic Dan Cody and observer, doctor John Birks from Leicester Hospital.

The team was taken rapidly to the scene by the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) piloted by EAAA pilot Ady Love from Magpas' base at RAF Wyton, Huntingdon.

Also in attendance was NHS Ambulance Trust paramedics, police and the fire service.

The patient was trapped in the car and given pain relief before being taken to hospital by land ambulance.

A Magpas spokesperson said: "With an incident like this it is essential expert medical care from Magpas' charity's team is on hand to make sure the patient receives the right treatment at the scene and is then transferred to the right hospital for the type of injuries sustained.

"This is another example of how effective the joint service with the EAAA and the East of England Ambulance Service Trust is, so that we are able to deliver such a rapid and coordinated response to anywhere in the East of England."

Magpas with Cambridgeshire Constabulary operates the only Civil Aviation Authority approved night HEMS service with Doctors in the UK.

All of the Magpas doctors and paramedics have to complete an intensive course which has been specifically designed by Magpas to ensure the team members are thoroughly prepared for every potential scenario.

The course is just one of the reasons why Magpas is considered to be the leading provider of region-wide emergency medical treatment in the UK.

It costs approximately £550,000 per year for Magpas to deliver lifesaving schemes and the charity is reliant on donations from the public. If you would like to know more on the incredible lifesaving work of Magpas, please visit www.magpas.org.uk.

Magpas - Saving lives and reducing disability by the rapid provision of on the spot emergency medical expertise wherever it is needed within the East of England.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance operates a 365 day life-saving service across Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. It receives no government funding or National Lottery funding and has to raise £3 million per year to keep its two air ambulances flying and to provide the advanced medical equipment they carry. It is entirely dependent on fundraising and contributions from members of the public, please visit www.eaaa.org.uk.


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