High speed RTC A17 near Heckington
At around 1500 on 16th June a van struck a car at high-speed on the A17 at Heckington, Lincolnshire, resulting in four severely injured casualties with both the passenger of the van and driver of the car being entrapped. Dr Andy Holdstock and Dr Simon Tyler, both volunteer BASICS Doctors with LIVES, were mobilised and joined RAF responders and two air ambulance crews on scene.
The LIVES Doctors worked with air ambulance doctors and paramedics to assess the casualties, deliver high quality care on scene and establish their clinical priority for transfer.
Two patients were flown to the Major Trauma Centre at Queens Medical Centre Nottingham whilst a third travelled there by land ambulance. The fourth casualty was transferred by road to Lincoln County Hospital.
Dr Neil Thompson, the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire air ambulance doctor who managed the incident, expressed his thanks to the LIVES Doctors for their help and support on scene.
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.