Boy hit by car in Spalding was taken by air ambulance to Queen’s Medical Centre
A teenage boy hit by a car in Spalding yesterday (Wednesday) was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.
A spokesman for the East Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We received a call at 3.34pm yesterday (October 16) to Halmergate, Spalding to assist with a medical emergency.
"We sent a paramedic in an ambulance car, a crewed ambulance and the air ambulance. We transported one patient to Queen’s Medical Centre."
A spokesperson at the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance said: “On Wednesday, October 16, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance was dispatched to a road traffic collision in the centre of Spalding shortly after 3.30pm.
"Our Air Ambulance and crew arrived on scene in just 15 minutes, a journey that by road could have taken up to an hour. Our highly-trained clinical crew treated a patient before airlifting them to the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham in just 15 minutes, a journey that by land could have taken up to an hour and a half.
“This was one of three potentially life-saving missions our crew undertook on this day. The life-saving work of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is only possible thanks to the generosity of local people who continue to support our charity.”
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