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Mission Critical: 25th – 31st July

It was another busy week for your local air ambulance crews last week with almost half our call outs being to road accidents. Here’s a snapshot of the types of missions we’ve been attending.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) and Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) have flown to a combined total of 46 missions in the past seven days.

Road traffic collisions (RTC) were the most frequent type of call out, making up 46% of the total missions our crews went out on.

On Sunday afternoon we were called to an RTC off the M1 near Junction 18 at Crick where a motocross rider in his twenties suffered a leg injury and we flew him to hospital.

Medical emergencies were also one of our more frequent call outs. They made up 26% of the total missions. On Saturday afternoon we were called to Heckington Show in Lincolnshire after a report of a medical emergency and we flew a young male patient to hospital.  

Sports injuries and falls were also relatively common, at 6.5% of the total each. On Sunday we were called to Melton Mowbray after a woman fell off a horse and suffered a suspected spinal injury. We flew the patient to hospital.

Industrial accidents made up 2% of missions.

The final 13% was made up of missions that fell outside of our usual categories.

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About 44% of our rescue missions are to road traffic collisions.

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