Multi vehicle accident on the M25
The M25 in Kent was closed for several hours after a multi vehicle incident, involving several cars and an HGV, there were 2 critically injured patients and several seriously injured patients. Both of these patients were taken to the Royal London by road for further treatment of multiple traumatic injuries.
The BASICS response included SIMCAS (The South East Coast Immediate Care Scheme) nurse Bob Sheridan and Dr John Chatterjee who worked alongside their air ambulance colleagues from the London, Kent and The Surrey and Sussex services (who all responded by car due to the volcanic ash grounding their aircraft) and the well organised SECAMB (south east coast ambulance service) response. Dr Chatterjee said “It was a huge accident and I glad the whole team worked so well to get everyone out alive”