A gang of men broke into Joe’s home before beating him up, slashing him with a machete, throwing petrol on him and setting him on fire.
The men had doused the entrance of the house with petrol and set it on fire. They blocked the escape for Joe who ended up having to jump out of a first floor window of the burning building.
Joe said: “I remember screaming in pain and panic. My whole body was on fire and I had no choice but to escape by jumping out of an upstairs window.”
Joe was left in a critical condition after the attack and was covered in blood and slash wounds with burns over half of his body. His neighbour called 999 and a joint emergency response was sent to Joe within minutes of receiving the call including Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) members David and Daryl.
Joe was taken to Aintree Hospital where he remained in an induced coma. He almost lost his life due to the extent of his injuries.
Joe’s sister contacted us as Joe was really keen to meet the ambulance crews who saved his life that horrific night to help him with his recovery.
Joe said: “It was so important for me to meet with David and Daryl as they, along with the other ambulance crew who treated me, really did save my life. It really has been the pinnacle in my recovery as whilst I have healed physically, mentally it has been tough. I can’t thank North West Ambulance Service enough for what they did for me.”
Joe met with David and Daryl who were just some of the ambulance crew members that saved him that night and was able to thank them in person. Joe believes that without their emergency medical intervention, he would have lost his fight for life in hospital.