ARLINGTON — Armstrong Ambulance is pleased to share that one of its paramedics will reunite with a couple he treated, on the third anniversary of a serious crash in which they were struck and injured by a vehicle in Medford.
Thursday, April 29, 2:30 p.m.
Armstrong Ambulance Service, 87 Mystic St., Arlington
- Armstrong Paramedic Nick Henderson
- Lisa Russell and Pat Lowe, formerly of Medford, now of Littleton
About 4:50 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018, Armstrong Ambulance was dispatched to calls for multiple people injured on Spring Street in Medford, near Emerald Street. A 17-year-old unlicensed driver had struck several pedestrians, killing one woman and striking Russell and Lowe as they were walking their dog. Russell suffered burns and significant leg injuries, while Lowe suffered head injuries.
Henderson was among the initial first responders to arrive. He provided critical aid and stabilized the couple, and ensured both were transported quickly to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment.
Lowe was discharged the next day while Russell spent a month at MGH, and 2.5 months at Spaulding Rehabilitation in Charlestown as she began her journey toward recovery.
Russell is still unable to run as a result of her injuries, but has recovered enough to be able to dance at her and Lowe’s wedding last September. Henderson was able to watch their wedding — and first dance — after being invited to attend via Zoom as a show of gratitude for his help on-scene three years ago
Upon learning about the wedding, Armstrong Ambulance reached out to the couple and asked if they would like to meet Henderson, who also is the company’s Field Operations Manager. The couple has never formally met Henderson, nor have they spoken to him, but they expressed a desire to finally meet him on the third anniversary of the crash and thank him in person for his help.
Members of the media are welcome and are asked to RSVP by contacting Tom Zuppa at [email protected] before the event. Media members are required to wear a face mask or covering, and to practice social distancing.