Road worker in critical condition after being hit by truck

19/08/2014
Highways Reporters

A road worker is in hospital with serious injuries after being run over by a dumper truck while working on the A14.

The 25-year-old sustained a large haemorrhage to his groin, as well as suspected leg and pelvic fractures, after the incident which took place between junctions 7 and 8 on the eastbound carriageway on Sunday (17 August).

A police spokesman told the Northamptonshire Telegraph: “The man was taken to Kettering General Hospital but has been transferred to University Hospital Coventry with serious injuries. He is in a critical but stable condition.”

The police are working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

A spokesman for the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) said: “A crew was dispatched to help provide rapid emergency medical care for a 25-year-old male road worker who’d been run over by a dumper truck.

“The patient had sustained a large haemorrhage to his groin, as well as suspected leg and pelvic fractures.

“After arriving at the scene, the on-board WNAA doctor and critical care paramedic worked with East Midlands Ambulance Service to swiftly control his bleeding, before applying a pelvic splint and a traction splint to support his leg injury.

“The patient was also given medication to prevent further blood loss, and a quick decision was made to transfer him a very short distance by land ambulance to Kettering General Hospital.

“Here he received several units of blood, replacing some of the blood lost after the incident occurred. He was also given antibiotics and pain relief to help ease his discomfort.

“WNAA flew to meet the medical team at a landing site near to the hospital, and after 30 minutes the patient’s condition had improved enough for him to be flown to the Major Trauma Centre at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire to continue urgent care.”

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