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MARS Attends Two Serious Accidents - 2 December 2008

Dr David Houston attended two serious RTCs in one evening on 2 December 2008.

The first incident occurred at 1625hrs between Shelwick Green and Sutton St Nicholas when a red Peugeot 205 collided with wall of a bridge.  The sole occupant, a 17 year old male, sustained serious injuries to his chest and pelvis and required rapid extrication from the severely damaged vehicle by Fire Crews and Paramedics.  He was treated by Dr Houston and paramedics in the ambulance and was taken to Hereford County Hospital where his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Dr Houston said, "The vehicle sustained extensive damage to the driver's side in the collision with the wall.  Quick action by the Fire crews and Paramedics to rapidly free the driver from the wreckage allowed life saving treatment to be provided in the Ambulance."    
 
The second incident occurred at 1845hrs at the junction of B4224 and A449 at Old Gore Cross Roads near Ross-on-Wye.  The driver of one car was uninjured when the two cars collided, but a 53 year old female rear passenger of the other car sustained serious chest injuries.  The remaining three passengers of other car were uninjured.  The casualty was extricated by Fire Crew and Paramedics, given life saving treatment by MARS Doctor, Dr Houston in the ambulance and was then transferred to Hereford County Hospital where she is not thought to have life threatening injuries.