Did you help injured drivers after A1000 car crash?

PARAMEDICS are searching for an anonymous first-aider who helped victims of a car crash near Hatfield yesterday (Tuesday). Before ambulance crews arrived at the scene of the collision, between two vehicles on the A1000 Great North Road, crews received a c

PARAMEDICS are searching for an anonymous first-aider who helped victims of a car crash near Hatfield yesterday (Tuesday).

Before ambulance crews arrived at the scene of the collision, between two vehicles on the A1000 Great North Road, crews received a comprehensive update from someone calling themselves a "lifeguard", who was at the crash and had given first aid to both injured drivers.

"Prior to the arrival of the emergency services, an off duty lifeguard was administering first aid to both injured casualties," said Gary Sanderson, communications manager for the East of England Ambulance Service.

"The lifeguard also gave a precise account of the patients' injuries to our emergency operations centre.


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"The crews that attended the scene would very much like to meet up with this person so they can be personally thanked for a job well done."

Both drivers were taken to hospital following the smash.

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One, a man in his 70s, was taken to the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel with life threatening injuries. He remains in a critical condition.

The second driver, a 23-year old man from Hatfield, was taken to the QE2 hospital in WGC and was kept in overnight. His condition was described as "comfortable".

* Are you or do you know the lifeguard who helped the drivers? Contact the Welwyn & Hatfield Times on 01707 384 187 or email whtimes@archant.co.uk

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