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Prince William helps rescue girl from car crash

October 1, 2015
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Prince William was part of the rescue team that helped transport a young girl involved in a car crash in Leighton Buzzard to hospital. The Duke of Cambridge, who works as an air ambulance co-pilot, helped airlift the nine-year-old to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

William was pictured at the crash scene in the town of Linslade on Tuesday afternoon, the BBC reports.

The young girl was walking down the street when a blue Mercedes and a silver Ford KA crashed, knocking her over. A second girl received minor injuries.

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Prince William, pictured previously, helped airlift a girl with a broken pelvis and legs

Two ambulance crews, a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance officer and the East Anglian Air Ambulance – the charity for which William works – attended to the victim at the scene.

The youngster was then airlifted to hospital where she is currently in a critical condition and is being treated for a broken pelvis and legs. Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact the police.

William, who is based at Cambridge Airport, has been working for the life-saving charity since July. He completed his first rescue mission just days into starting his new job, having just ended his paternity leave following the birth of his daughter Princess Charlotte.

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The 33-year-old donates his full salary to the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity

For his first mission the 33-year-old assisted his colleague Dr Gemma Mullen in attending to a man who had suffered a heart attack in Felixstowe, Suffolk. The patient was flown 50 miles to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and William gave crowds a wave as he took off.

The future King, who is a qualified military pilot, was formerly a search-and-rescue pilot with the Royal Air Force. He completed further training in order to take on his current job, which required a civil pilot's licence.

William donates his full salary, which is estimated to be £40,000 per year, to the charity.

He has been balancing his full-time air ambulance role with his royal duties, as well as taking care of his two children George and Charlotte with his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton.

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