Living in Kent, I have naturally heard of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, but I didn’t think too much about it although I had fundraised for them in the past.
It was one summers day three or four years ago that I heard on the radio that the M25 was closed to allow the air ambulance to land on one of the carriageways to assist with an accident. I still didn’t think too much about it until I saw a post by my cousin’s daughter on Facebook saying that she had heard on the radio that the air ambulance had landed on the M25 but didn’t at that point realise it was her mother - my cousin - who had been involved. It’s amazing how quickly information reaches Australia, where she lives! The doctor on board was excellent in keeping my cousin calm while she was cut out of the car and he helped assess her injuries and gave her pain relief. She didn’t go in the air ambulance but was taken to a local hospital by road ambulance with, unknown to her at the time, three broken vertebrae.
Every time I have seen the air ambulance flying overhead I have a flashback to that day and wonder who is needing their help this time and praying that those involved are not badly hurt.