Mongol Derby - Medic's Blog
After another, rather wet nights camping, Jez and I received a call at 1230 yesterday asking us to attend an incident in Dadal, at the finish line of the Mongol Derby. A jeep with 4 occupants had rolled and at least one of the party had broken bones. We left immediately. It took us 7 hours to arrive at the location, only 70 km away from the Siberian border. Our response time falling somewhat short of the UK target of 8 minutes.
The jeep, it appeared, had been travelling at about 25 km/hr. It has skidded sideways on the wet mud and rolled onto its left hand side. The driver had sustained a fracture to his left clavicle but, apart from being a little battered and bruised, the remaining occupants had got away relatively unscathed. I think it had impressed on all the remoteness of the location with the trauma department of Ulaan Baatars main hospital being a 15 hour journey away over bumpy dirt tracks.
After a comfortable night’s sleep at the finish line and a breakfast of bread (which we haven't seen for the best part of 2 weeks) and jam we are now on route to re-join the main body of riders near horse station 19.