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Air ambulance lands in Asda car park after elderly woman suffers 'traumatic injury'

PUBLISHED: 12:40 14 June 2019 | UPDATED: 08:33 15 June 2019

The East Anglian Air Ambulance landed at Asda in Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes

The East Anglian Air Ambulance landed at Asda in Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes

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An air ambulance landed in a Lowestoft supermarket car park this morning after a patient suffered a "traumatic injury" nearby.

The East of England Ambulance Service were called at 10.17am on Friday, June 14, to a woman on Horn Hill, Lowestoft.

An ambulance was sent, along with an ambulance officer, and the East Anglian Air Ambulance, which landed in the Asda car park on Belvedere Road.

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The woman was taken to the James Paget Hospital for further treatment.

A spokesperson for the East Anglian Air Ambulance Service said: "Anglia Two was tasked to Lowestoft to assist EEAST and police with an elderly woman who had been involved in a road traffic collision.

"Pilots Martin Polding and Hal Eriksen landed the helicopter in a car park close to the scene, which had been closed off to the public.

"Doctor Antonia Hazlerigg, Critical Care Paramedic Page Chamberlain and Supervisor Victor Inyang provided a full assessment of the patient, administered pain relief and splinted an injury."

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