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.
15/01/18: BEEP Dr called to RTC on theM6 near Junction 39 where a car had hit the back of an HGV, causing it to lose control & spin off onto hard shoulder; thankfully the driver of the car suffered only minor injuries but was taken by land ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.
A BEEP Fund Dr. was called to a multiple RTC on the A66 near Warcop at about 16.00 on Saturday 17th March; on arrival there were approximately 6-10 vehicles including HGV's that had collided with each other in atrocious weather conditions of ice/snow & wind, completely blocking the road. While treating the three/four casualties (who were all suffering relatively minor injuries) along with an NWAS paramedic, reports were coming in of another RTC further along the A66 near Stainmore Cafe. The BEEP Dr then drove further on to this RTC & managed to reach the scene of this second RTC using the BEEP Fund four wheel drive vehicle in deep snow & even worse weather conditions, including near white-out, driving snow, ice & temperatures well below freezing. There were another 10-15 vehicles involved in this RTC & thankfully only two casualties with minor injuries. These two were treated by the BEEP Fund Dr in their own cars until an ambulance arrived from Barnard Castle & which then transported them down to Brough to liaise with an NWAS ambulance for onward transport to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.
At 18.00 on Friday 29th Dec., two BEEP Fund Doctors from Penrith & Keswick responded, at the request of the Northwest Ambulance Service, to a serious RTC on the A66 near Crackenthorpe, Penrith. The 20 year old driver of the car involved suffered extremely serious injuries & was trapped in his vehicle for approximately 30 minutes before being extricated by Cumbria FRS. He was immediately given intensive specialist medical treatment at the scene by the doctors & NWAS paramedics and also continuing this en route to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. However, despite their best efforts he sadly passed away shortly after reaching hospital. Our thoughts & condolences are with his family at this very sad time.