Mandy was involved in a road traffic incident and kindly shares the events of the day with us...

On 16 July, at 4.40pm, I was a passenger in a car accident near Somerton in Somerset. I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to each of you that attended and for taking care of me that day. I'm sorry that I don't remember your names, but I know that each of you introduced yourselves and explained what was happening each step of the way – I always felt safe and reassured. Everybody who attended that day was amazing; the Paramedics, Fire Service and yourselves! 

You airlifted me to Southmead Hospital in Bristol with two broken vertebrae in my neck, two broken lumbar vertebrae in my back, and bruising to my ribs and lungs, which caused multiple blood clots on both lungs. I am now at home recovering but think that I’m a very lucky lady. I will never forget what you all did for me that day. 
In my spare time I am a keen walker. I've walked seven marathons and also did a walk from London to Brighton (63 miles) in 25 hours in aid of charity. Needless to say, when I’m fully recovered next year, I will be planning another walk with friends and colleagues. This time it will be for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance to show my appreciation for everything you did for me. 

Thank you again. Mandy Bugler 

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