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Northern NSW : Summer 2013-14
The realities for people involved in motor accidents will be highlighted in a new series being produced by Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) NSW. Service Air Crewman, Graham 'Nicko' Nickisson, will feature in the video series that uses people from emergency services to talk about road crashes. Crash realities in PCYC video Feature missions Family holiday Thank you to the Service Janelle Jones lives in Brisbane with her husband and three young boys. She had grown up in Victoria and because of the distance, her kids had never been down to visit her family and see where she grew up. In late September Janelle and the kids decided to embark on their first road trip to visit her family. The long drive down to Victoria was great and the kids loved meeting their relatives and checking out mum's old home. It was on the way home, just south of the Bulahdelah exit when the holiday took an unexpected turn. It was a wet night in early October when the Jones' car was hit head-on more than 800kms from anyone they knew in either Queensland or Victoria. Janelle suffered a number of fractured ribs, a broken clavicle and two broken wrists. One of her sons suffered a spinal injury, and another who had a congenital heart defect was stabilised on the scene. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service transported Janelle and her boys to the John Hunter Hospital. "My sons wanted to meet the Service crew who helped us that night, but as we live in Brisbane and you are so far away, all we can do is say thank you." A car accident in 2001 claimed the life of Genelle Scotts' eldest son, whilst her youngest son and her husband were transported by the Service to the John Hunter Hospital. The pilot on duty that night, Ian Osbourne, paid a visit to the John Hunter Hospital to share a prayer with the family and wish Genelle's son a speedy recovery. 12 years later her son is a healthy 25 year old with a young family of his own. He still carries with him the injuries sustained on that night. Genelle is blown away by the care the Service took with her family and the personal time they took to visit them in hospital. "We cannot thank the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service enough for what they did for us that night, and what they continue to do for the community." Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service - Rescue Summer 2013 Page 5
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