A VOLUNTEER emergency doctor came to the assistance of a seriously injured motor cyclist in Ripley on Sunday.
Ilkeston-based GP Dr Andrew Davies was called by East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to the incident on the A38 near Ripley, at 9.30am. A male rider had come off his motor cycle and was unconscious.
The motorcyclist had serious bone fractures and probable internal injuries. Dr Davies, a volunteer with the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS), sedated the accident victim before applying splints to the leg injuries. The man was then airlifted by the Warwickshire and Coventry Air Ambulance to North Staffordshire Hospital at around 11 am.
All doctors in EMICS are volunteers who attend emergency incidents at the request of EMAS. The charity is funded entirely through grants and donations.