The emergency services have been busy in Chiswick over the weekend. There were two fire engines, an ambulance and several police cars in attendance on an accident on South Parade on Friday afternoon, with the road closed off while the Fire Brigade cut the roof and door off a car to give paramedics access to a woman who had injured her neck in a collision with a double decker bus.
Then on Sunday evening Chiswick Lifeboat was called to a report of an injured cyclist at Strand-on-the-Green near the Bull’s Head pub. On arrival they found that a woman on the foreshore had fallen two metres from the riverside path. Chiswick lifeboat crew treated the cyclist for a head injury.
Working with London Ambulance service paramedics the lifeboat crew transferred her onto a stretcher so she could be taken off the foreshore and transferred to the ambulance. The crew had to work rapidly as there was only one metre of foreshore left with a rapidly rising tide.