Car Accident Survivor Calls For Others to Help Fund Life Saving Air Ambulance Service

An East Lancashire man who is lucky to be alive after a car accident has called upon locals to support the air ambulance charity.

The 35 year old said that without the service he probably wouldn’t have survived the horrific crash.

Mr Roberts was involved in a car accident which left him trapped in his car with life-threatening injuries.

He described the accident: “It was horrific. I had a torn aorta which is one of the heart’s main arteries and this was bleeding into the cavity where my lung should have been.

“Unfortunately I had a collapsed lung and I needed transferring to Wythenshawe hospital on the outskirts of Manchester.”

“Luckily the air ambulance came to my aid and they managed to get me there in less than 10 minutes.”

The pilots of the NWAA say they will be working hard over the festive period to save lives.

In the past they have been called out on Christmas day and boxing day to help injuries from sledging accidents, horse riding and walking.

Since recovering from the accident Mr Roberts has walked the Great Wall of China to raise money for the charity.

However it will need a little more encouragement to reach the £4million annual costs this year.

A spokesperson for the NWAA said: “People still venture out on Christmas Day whether it’s travelling to be with friends and family or taking to the fells for a walk.

“We’d ask people to remember the charity in the run up to the festive period and help us continue our vital work with a donation, however small.”