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Reunion 10 years after childhood accident

Cliff Johnson is treated by Magpas Doctors after his accident 10 years ago Photo: Magpas

A Cambridgeshire man has met the Magpas Doctor who saved his life 10 years ago, after he was hit by a car on his way home from school at Elm near Wisbech.

Cliff Johnson was 12 years old when he was badly injured. He fractured his skull and had a serious leg injury.

Magpas flew to the scene and put Cliff in a clinically induced coma to protect his brain. They then flew him to Addenbrooke's Hospital for treatment.

Cliff Johnson after his accident at Elm near Wisbech Credit: Magpas
Cliff Johnson meeting the doctor who saved his life 10 years ago, Rod Mackenzie

10 years on and at the age of 22, Cliff now has his own family and wanted to meet the man who saved his life, Doctor Rod Mackenzie.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

Cliff Johnson with his youngest son Harry Credit: Magpas
12-year old Cliff, before his accident Credit: Magpas

Magpas has come to the rescue for over 60,000 patients in the 42-years it has been running, providing emergency medical carte for critically ill patients.

The organisation is now starting a 24 hour enhanced service across the East of England. It's the first time it's extended its service to include the hours between 1am and 7am for two days a week.

If there proves to be the need, Magpas says it will look at extending that cover further.

The doctor who helped save Cliff's life, Rod Mackenzie is now medical director of the regional trauma system at a time when MAGPAS's role is further developing.

Click below to watch an interview with Dr Rod Mackenzie