A WOMAN who was injured in a car crash two years ago has been reunited with the emergency services personnel who saved her life.

Mary Hindmarch and her partner John were seriously injured in a collision in East Dorset in May 2016.

But Mary, who lives in Verwood, said she feels lucky to be alive thanks to the emergency services who came to her aid.

She go the chance to meet the firefighters and a paramedic who helped her, as well as Neil Bizzell, who was aboard the air ambulance which flew her to hospital.

Mary said: “Meeting them was quite emotional. It was nice to thank them personally.

“Thank you doesn’t seem enough. All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

The surprise reunion was organised by her friends at Verwood Pantomime Society.

The pantomime society raised £1,450 for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance during their production of the Snow Queen in January.

Mary was able to hand over the cheque to the charity during the special reunion.

“It was so lovely to meet him [Neil Bizzell] and be able, through the society, to give them a nice sum of money,” said Mary.

“So many people helped us.”

Mary was taken to Southampton General Hospital after the crash and was in the neurological intensive care unit for several weeks.

“It has been an incredible journey. It’s really culminated actually in meeting all these people,” she added.

“I just feel so grateful for everyone, they literally saved my life.”

Mary has been a member of Verwood Pantomime Society for about 24 years.

Members decided to raise funds for the air ambulance with their latest performance as a result of the crash.

“It has put my life into a very different perspective,” said Mary.

“We are both alive and doing things.”