Heidi walked up the stairs into the Rescue Base office. She was late and everyone was already doing their paperwork. As Heidi sat down at her desk, Michelle came out of her office.
"We've got a call-out. MVA on the highway. Unsure of how many cars and people. Go! What happened to you Heidi?" asked Michelle.
"Stuck on the highway behind the accident. There were at least four cars and one truck. I couldn't see the car occupants," replied Heidi.
Within a few minutes, Heidi, Jordan and Chase were in one of the rescue four wheel drives and Lara and Dean were in the other. The two groups arrived at the highway in record time. Heidi jumped out of the car and rushed to the boot. She pulled out her first aid medi-kit and ran over to the nearest car.
"Hi, my name's Heidi. What's yours?" Heidi asked the driver.
"Dan. Get me out of here!" yelled the driver.
"Okay, are you hurt?"
"My leg's stuck under the steering wheel."
"Okay, I'm going to free you but you need to do what I say. First, I'm going to pull the seat back. This might hurt slightly."
"Sorry. Okay, I'm going to pull you out now."
Heidi grabbed hold of Dan's arms and pulled. After a few tries, she was able to get him free.
"Lara, I need you over here for a moment!" called Heidi.
The minute Heidi turned her head, Dan grabbed her arm. He turned Heidi around to face him and she tried to pull herself free.
"Let go of me!" screamed Heidi.
Instead of letting go, Dan punched Heidi in the face and pushed her over. As Heidi tried to get up, Dan's foot came down onto Heidi's chest. Dan then kicked her in the side of her head and ran off. Heidi looked over at Lara who was running over before she closed her eyes and allowed the darkness to overcome her.
"Heidi!" yelled Lara. "Heidi! Wake up! Heidi! Chase, Jordan, Dean! Quick!"
"What happened?" asked Dean.
"I'm not sure. She called me for help with a driver and by the time I got here, she was unconscious."
"Okay. Call a paramedic over Chase. Jordan, you can ride with her. You won't be of any help until you know if she'll be okay. Lara, call Vince and tell him what's going on. Get him down here to help us. I've got Michelle on standby. I'll get her over here too."
As everyone went off to their different destinations, Jordan bent down next to his girlfriend. Tears were pouring down his face. The love of his life was in danger and he knew that she would be fighting for her life in the hospital.
"Heidi, if you can here me sweetie, please squeeze my hand," whispered Jordan.
He didn't get a response. Jordan shut his eyes and jumped when he felt a hand on his shoulder.
"Jordan, you have to move. The medics need to get to Heidi," said Chase.
"I don't want to lose her Chase," replied Jordan.
"I don't either but we will lose her if the medics can't check her."
Jordan allowed Chase to pick him up and he stepped back. The two paramedics bent down next to Heidi and checked her out. They then picked her up and placed her on a stretcher before putting her into the back of an ambulance. Jordan followed them and sat down next to the bed. He picked up Heidi's hand. It was limp. When Jordan finally looked up, the paramedic had placed an oxygen mask and heart monitor on Heidi. He was placing the blood pressure cuff and pulse clip onto her at that moment.
"Is she going to be okay?" asked Jordan.
"I can't tell but I'm sure she'll be fine. She has a pulse which means that she's alive. The doctors will probably need to do surgery to relieve the pressure around her brain," replied the medic.
"What do you mean?"
"The bruise on the side of her head indicates that she was kicked. The fact that she was already injured means that any further injuries would have been pretty bad. This particular area gives you brain injuries."