At the beginning, firefighters from Łęczyca (Łódź Voivodeship) were called in to an accident involving three cars on the A1 motorway at the level of Piątek. It turned out that the driver of one of the cars fainted at the wheel and, suspected of having a stroke, was taken to the hospital by a helicopter of the Polish Medical Air Rescue.
The incident took place on Sunday around noon on the A1 motorway towards Gdańsk. The officer of the fire brigade in Łęczyca received information about the accident. – We received a notification that on the 267 kilometer of the road one person was pulled out after a collision of three vehicles. After reaching the destination, it turned out that three passengers of the passenger car had evacuated – before our arrival – the driver who had fainted at the wheel – says Jarosław Kowalczyk, the junior fire brigade officer on duty in Łęczyca. And he adds: – A helicopter of the Polish Medical Air Rescue was called to the site and took the man to the hospital.
The driver was taken to the Provincial Specialist Hospital of Maria Skłodowskiej Curie in Zgierz with suspected stroke. – I confirm that around 12.30 a man was transported to us by LPR helicopter. Currently, the patient is undergoing detailed examinations – Agnieszka Jóźwik, the director of the facility in Zgierz, told us.
Fire department: no life corridor
The fire officer on duty in Łęczyca points out that when the emergency services arrived at the scene, the motorway drivers did not create the corridor of life. – The travel time to the scene has been significantly extended. The drivers did not comply with the creation of the life corridor. Our teams had a very difficult access, we estimate that for this reason we drove about seven minutes longer, and this – when someone’s life is at risk – a lot – emphasizes the firefighter.
The road – towards Gdańsk – was blocked during the landing of the Polish Medical Air Rescue helicopter.
The driver collapsed on the A1 motorwayThe incident took place at the height of Friday
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