Motorcyclist's thanks to life-savers

adam shailer with colin court and luke squibb


A motorcyclist, who was seriously injured in a horrific road traffic collision in Cambridgeshire, has thanked his life-savers.

Adam Shailer suffered 20 broken bones and was in a coma for 13 days after being involved in a crash on the B1090 at Abbots Ripton on 9th August.

The father-of-two was this week reunited with some of the EEAST staff who saved his life.

The 35-year-old from Stilton, Cambridgeshire, said it was impossible to put into words his gratitude for the EEAST and Magpas Air Ambulance medics who rushed to his aid. The Ministry of Defence civil servant says he cannot remember anything from the collision, which happened as he rode to work.

“I am extremely lucky to be standing here today. I suffered a broken pelvis, broken shoulder and dislocated shoulder, broken hip, broken vertebrae, 14 broken ribs, liver, kidney and bladder damage, and ruptured my femoral artery.

“I am extremely lucky to be alive and not to have suffered any head injuries. It has been a struggle and it will be for a few years yet.  I have lost memories of part of my son’s birth who was born two weeks before,” he said.

Five EEAST staff and medics from Magpas treated him before taking him to Addenbrookes Hospital in a critical condition. He was back on his feet four months after the collision and continues to receive rehab as he continues his recovery.

Adam, who spent more than four months in hospital, was reunited with Colin Court and Luke Squibb. Steve Hibbitt, Robert Whitfield and Jack Boon, who also treated Adam, were unable to make Monday’s meet-up.

He added: “The worst thing is not knowing what to say. You cannot just say thank you because it does not cover it.”

Published 29th June, 2017


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