Viewers were gripped as Thames Valley Air Ambulance doctors raced to save a nine-year-old boy who was hit by a car in High Wycombe on last night’s episode of Emergency Helicopter Medics.

Ar-Rayyan was one of three children hit by a car close to The Pastures, it was revealed in Sunday’s episode – and fears were raised that the boy could have suffered a head injury.

The air ambulance landed on Hithercroft Road before medics rushed to the scene on foot to treat him.

As they arrived at the scene, the air medics were told three children had been hit by the same car and the youngsters were said to have run out in front of the slow-moving vehicle.

Ar-Rayyan was hit by the car head-on and thrown onto the road and was complaining of pain in his chest. Paramedics tried desperately to keep the drowsy child awake as he was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford by road ambulance.

Fortunately, a scan of Ar-Rayyan’s brain showed no sign of injury and he left hospital after two days, it was revealed at the end of the episode.

The ten-part documentary on More 4 shows the emergency services charity, in its iconic red helicopter, attending a range of incidents across the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

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