BASICS Dr at three and a half hour entrapment
A man was trapped in the wreckage of a car for three and a half hours yesterday evening, after crashing into a tree.
According to ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson, due to the nature of the call and the patient being trapped, BASICS Doctor David Gaunt, who is also an accident and emergency consultant from Watford General Hospital, attended the scene.
He said: “The position of the casualty in the car and the damage caused by the collision with the tree, was proving to be very difficult.
“The team of paramedics at the scene worked very closely with the fire service and Doctor Gaunt for over three and a half hours to treat, stabilise and immobilise the patient.
Ramps, winches and saws were used to free the man at around 8.36pm, and he was taken to Watford General Hospital with serious lower leg injuries.