Press Release 22/10/17

RTC Workington:

At 03.15 this morning (22nd Oct.), two BASICS/BEEP Fund Doctors (pre-hospital emergency care doctors) from Penrith & Keswick were called by Northwest Ambulance Service to a very serious accident involving one car on a small country road near Workington; two of the occupants suffered extremely significant life threatening injuries & once extricated from the car (in which they were trapped for about 45 minutes) both were given advanced life saving medical procedures at the scene by the two doctors and NWAS paramedics before being flown by a Coastguard SAR helicopter to the RVI Major Trauma Centre in Newcastle, continuing the treatments in the helicopter throughout the journey.
Three other occupants suffered less serious injuries & were taken by land ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle & the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.