Woman injured after collision with car forced her over garden walll

nrhn 050112 The DLRAA helicopter at East Midlands Airport.
nrhn 050112 The DLRAA helicopter at East Midlands Airport.

A 64-year old woman suffered broken legs after being in collision with a car near Belper on Monday, April 21.

She sustained the injuries after the impact of the collison forced her into, and then over, a garden wall at Openwoodgate.

The air ambulance was called and the woman was airlifted to hospital in Nottingham for treatment.

A spokesman for East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA)said he received a call at around 1pm and the helicopter landed in a field close to the incident 10 minutes later. The patient was given advanced analgesia to help with extricating her from the garden. Her legs were splinted and she was given other medication in line with the injuries that she sustained.

EMAS assisted with immobilising the patient and moving her from the garden to the aircraft. She was then flown to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for further treatment.

The crew landed at the hospital at around 2:05pm.