“You saved my daughter’s life”: Cambridgeshire mum’s heartfelt thanks to medics

A young girl who was seriously injured in a hit and run incident in Peterborough was reunited with the medics that saved her and have been hailed as ‘life savers’ by her mum.

Elisha Hills-Steedman (10) and mum Michelle Steedman (40), from Bretton, were hit on Bourges Boulevard in February as they walked along the path.

Both were injured in the collision, with Elisha suffering a fractured skull. Within four minutes of the 999 call, our teams were on scene to provide expert care to both of them.

EMT Adam Hern arrived with fellow EMTs Adrian Hobbs and Simon Bryan first. Minutes later Student Paramedic Heather De Gaunza, Senior Paramedic Nicholas Montgomery, and Duty Locality Officer Graham Wise arrived.

Adam said: “When we arrived on scene we knew we had to act fast; Simon and I had the look where we knew this was a serious situation.”

Simon described it as: “An extremely difficult job, given how traumatic it was to look at, let alone to be involved with.”

Both Michelle and Elisha were taken to Peterborough City Hospital where they made good recoveries and this week (Monday, 20th March) they were reunited with some of their life savers at Peterborough ambulance station.

Michelle said: “They saved my daughter’s life, we can’t thank them enough, and she is here today because of the fantastic service they provided.”

Dad Andy Steedman said: “The effort from them was fantastic. We wouldn’t have asked for anything better. I didn’t think Elisha would survive.”

Published 25th March, 2017

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