Man airlifted to hospital after Christmas Day crash on M1 in Hemel Hempstead

The incident occurred on Christmas Day morningThe incident occurred on Christmas Day morning
The incident occurred on Christmas Day morning
A man was airlifted to hospital following a collision at junction 8 of the M1 in Hemel Hempstead.

At 10am on December 25, Magpas Air Ambulance Doctor Sam Todd and paramedic Oliver Robinson landed on the northbound side where a car had rolled and a man was ejected from a vehicle.

The patient, who is in his 30s, was safely moved into the back of a land ambulance by an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and a Fire & Rescue Service crew.

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The man had sustained multiple injuries, and the Magpas crew sedated him, providing him with A&E level care at the roadside. The doctor and paramedic team then flew the man to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital, the patient was in a critical condition.

The Magpas Air Ambulance helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient to the hospital were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and crew member George Phillips.

A BASICS doctor, the Highways Agency and Hertfordshire Police were also in attendance.

The incident caused a huge tailback of traffic, but normal traffic conditions were in place within three hours.