Ripponden crash victim latest beneficiary of Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Oct 25 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital after a crash on a moorland road.
She was flown to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary by a Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew early yesterday after her Land Rover Discovery skidded off an icy road, smashed into banking and landed on its side.
The Ripponden rescue – which was helped by fire crews from Elland and Halifax – was the latest for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance which today celebrates its 10th anniversary.
And in that time, the helicopters have flown more than 3,000 people to treatment centres – and saved many lives.
One of those who owes his life to the Air Ambulance is Huddersfield schoolboy Callum Parkinson.
The 13-year-old was nearly killed when he was hit by a car outside his home on Station Road in Fenay Bridge.
In the subsequent three weeks hopes for his survival were low but mum Christine referred to his recovery as “a miracle”, which was only made possible by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
That prompted the family to launch a fundraising appeal for the Air Ambulance, which needs to raise £7,200 a day to keep the air ambulances flying.