On 18th May 2017 Jordan Greenwood was travelling along the road on his motorcycle when a car turned right across his path and into him, throwing him from his motorcycle, causing a serious crushing injury to his right foot and ankle.
The Anglia One crew was activated at 14:43 and pilots Steve Norris and Joe Abbott landed on scene at 14:59, just 16 minutes after being tasked. The clinical team that day was Doctor Victor Inyang and Critical Care Paramedic Simeon Tomlinson.
It quickly became obvious to the team that Jordan had suffered horrific injuries and was in a lot of pain. They administered sedation and pain relief and placed his injured leg in a splint. Jordan was then airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, arriving at 16:04.
After the team was activated it took them a total of 1 hour 19 minutes to lift the helicopter, fly to the incident, treat Jordan’s injuries, package him safely for flight, fly to the hospital and land.
Despite the care that Jordan received, the hospital team was unable to save his injured leg and he had the lower half of his leg from the knee amputated.
To suffer such an injury like that would be devastating for so many people, particularly someone so young, but Jordan has gone on to show that he can do everything he did before and so much more. He has become a film extra, often starring in the roles of injured soldiers who have suffered amputations (he even got to meet Richard Gere) and has even learnt to ride a horse.
When Jordan came in to meet the crew who treated him, his positivity shone through and we were all in awe of determination and ambition. Jordan has recently received a new prosthetic limb that fits better and will soon be undertaking training to become a personal trainer for others who have suffered similar injuries.
Jordan said; “I would like to thank the air ambulance for helping me, and I would just like to say that this has opened up so many opportunities that I would never have thought of before, like being a casualty to help train the military and playing an injured soldier on TV. Nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it.”