LIVES nurse describes rescue of woman seriously hurt in Colsterworth crash

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A LIVES nurse has described how several people and rescue services were involved in helping a severely injured woman who was involved in a road crash at Colsterworth on Wednesday.

Tim Nuttall was called to the incident at about 4.15pm on the B6403 Bridge End near the A1. A silver tipper van had collided with a grey Fiat Punto and a white Mercedes.

Mr Nuttall said the lorry had impacted on the passenger side of the Punto causing serious head and chest injuries to the 56-year-old woman in the front passenger seat. On the arrival of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and with the assistance of the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service the woman was removed from the wreckage.

Mr Nuttall said: “In order to best manage her condition she was anaesthetised on scene by the team and transferred to the Regional Trauma Centre at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. Those involved in providing the pre-hospital emergency anaesthesia were Dr Matt Woods (EMICS), myself and paramedics Roger Linnell and Neil Clarke. The team would like to thank all present for their assistance including the RAF personnel, from RAF Waddington, LF&RS and local GP Dr Michael Bamber. The patient was last reported as in a serious but stable condition at QMC.”

Any witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting incident number 325 of August 21.