A1 RTC at Colsterworth
At Around 1625 on 24th June two cars collided in a high speed incident on the A1 Southbound at Colsterworth, Lincolnshire resulting in 6 casualties including a child. Four casualties were entrapped with severe to life threatening injuries. Dr Andy Holdstock (LIVES) and Dr Leon Roberts (EMICS), both volunteer BASICS Doctors, were mobilised to assist two air ambulance and crews on scene. An RAF crew returning to base stopped to help.
The BASICS doctors worked with rescue crews to emergency extricate, assess and deliver high quality life-saving treatment to the casualties on scene. Unfortunately, two patients died of their injuries on scene despite the best efforts of the doctors and paramedics.
The other severely injured patients were stabilised and prioritised before being transferred to Queens Medical Centre, Coventry and Peterborough via air ambulance and road crews with the voluntary doctors providing medical escort. The combined emergency services extended their thanks to the volunteer doctors for their help and support at such a traumatic incident. Special thanks were offered to the RAF personnel who stopped to assist at the roadside.
LIVES is the Lincolnshire based BASICS scheme working in partnership with the East Midlands Ambulance Service to provide high quality pre hospital care to the people of Lincolnshire and the surrounding areas.
EMICS is the BASICS Scheme covering the East Midlands region and also works in partnership with the East Midlands Ambulance Service.