Sparrowpit RTC Assist

  • Call out for year: 19
  • Date: 8/03/18
  • Time: 8:54 am
  • Grid ref:
  • Type of incident: Medical(1)
  • Team members involved: 15
  • Time taken: 1.0
  • Total man hours: 15.0

Incident report

Fifteen members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team attended another snow related incident at 08:54 on Thursday 8th March. The volunteer team members were called to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service with a motorist who had sustained a leg injury in a road traffic collision. The incident occurred in icy conditions on the steep Sparrowpit to Chapel-en-le-Frith road near the village of Bagshaw.

The injured man was extricated by the fire service and strapped into an insulated vacuum mattress and casualty bag on a mountain rescue stretcher. Team members, wearing spikes on their boots, carried the injured driver down the slippery road to a waiting ambulance near the bottom of the hill. He was then taken to hospital for further assessment and treatment.

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