At 06.55 today (28th January) two BEEP Fund Doctors were called to a serious RTC on Bridge Lane, Penrith, involving a pedestrian hit by a van; advanced medical interventions were performed before the casualty was transferred by land ambulance to Carlisle.
A BEEP Fund Doctor, the doctor/paramedic crew from Pride of Cumbria GNAAS Air Ambulance and paramedic crews from Northwest Ambulance Service, attended a serious two vehicle RTC on A66 west of Cockermouth at 07.45 today; sadly despite their significant medical interventions, the driver of one car was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts & sincere condolences are with the family & friends of the deceased.
The two occupants of the other vehicle were taken by land ambulance to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven for further checks.
At around 21.00h a BEEP Dr was called to attend a 1 year of girl with burns near to Appleby. She was treated on scene and transfered to the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle for further care.
A BEEP Doctor & several NWAS paramedics attended a serious RTC involving two HGV's in an oblique head-on collision just before 06.00 on Tuesday 3rd April on A66 just east of Kirkby Thore filling station. Unfortunately one of the drivers suffered very serious injuries & was pronounced dead at the scene while the other driver suffered only minor injuries & was left with the NWAS paramedics for treatment of these injuries. Our thoughts & sincere condolences go out to the family & friends of the first driver at this time.
21/03/18: BEEP Dr called by NWAS to Carlisle to assist paramedics with 86yr old lady who had suffered extremely serious injury to foot/ankle; surgical procedure performed at the scene by the Doctor saving her foot before meeting up with the GNAAS Air Ambulance, who then flew her to the RVI in Newcastle.
16/03/18: BEEP Dr called to RTC on M6 near Junction 39, where the driver of a Land Rover car swerved to avoid some debris on the road, losing control & ending up off the carriageway & down a culvert; the family of 6, including children aged 5 to 14yrs, were all able to get themselves out of the vehicle before being checked over in the back of two ambulances; all were then taken on to hospital for further checks but thankfully all appeared to sustain minor injuries only.
09/03/18: BEEP Dr attended serious RTC involving a car which was hit by an HGV that had lost control on ice; the driver of the car was partially trapped for about 20mins before being helped out of the debris; thankfully he only sustained minor injuries but was taken to hospital anyway for a check-up
04/03/18: BEEP Dr called to assist paramedics at an address in Penrith where a 57yr old lady had collapsed with cardiac arrest; after several resuscitative procedures the patient’s heart was restarted & she was transferred to the GNAAS Air Ambulance that landed nearby & flew her to Carlisle for further ongoing treatment.
25/02/18: BEEP Dr called to assist paramedics treating a 35yr old man who had collapsed with a cardiac arrest; after several interventions & procedures, his heart was restarted & after further stabilising medical procedures he was driven to the Cumberland Infirmary by land ambulance; he has since made an almost full recovery.