Archive for April, 2008
Yesterday I was driving down the M2 London bound. When just after the Medway Services I saw a car (about 2 cars in front of me) come swerving off the motorway and smashing straight through a boundary fence hitting a tree. I was one of the first to stop straight away alongside the motorway and rushed off to the accident too see if I could be of any assistance.
The car was very badly damaged, the passenger was conscious and got out ok, but was bleeding from the head. He then said there was someone else, the driver, so we started searching for him, eventually he was found over the other side of some barbed wire fence, if the passenger hadn’t been conscious or got out and fainted or something we would have never have known that there was someone else in the car at that time.
The driver was unconscious but had a pulse. Luckily there were a number of us who were first aid trained including a nurse. Emergency services were called and within a short space of time 2 ambulances arrived, 2 fire engines and the police as well as a fly pass by a police helicopter.
The police blocked both side of traffic to stop both people coming down the motorway stretch we were parked on the side and also to stop I believe possible onlookers on the opposite side.
We were then told an Air Ambulance was on the way and told to go back to our cars.
Unfortunately today I found out that the Driver was not so lucky after all, he had suffered serious injuries including skull fractures and had died!
More info here: http://www.kent-online.co.uk/news/default.asp?article_id=39804