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Richardson's Ambulance Ride Confirms Condition

3/18/2009 11:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Natasha RichardsonTMZ has obtained information about Natasha Richardson's ambulance ride in New York to Lenox Hill Hospital -- she was "unconscious," her pupils "non-reactive," her skin was "pale" and she was suffering from "major head trauma."

We're told her husband Liam Neeson held her hand the entire time and caressed her face as he sat in silence.

We're also told when the plane landed in New Jersey, medics on board told members of the ambulance team that Richardson was "brain dead."

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"I also think that the Ski Instructor who stayed with her after the injury should be given a paid vacation somewhere. That guy had a lot of sense and foresight."

You mean the ski instructor that didn't make her wear a helmut? She was on a Green Circle (aka Beginner) trail! She obviously was a beginner. Maybe I'm against the norm here but when I was learning how to ski, I fell a LOT. Helmuts were not worn much then but I see beginners with them all the time. Yeah, they probably kinda suck but when you're first learning, you fall in ways you never imagined you could fall. I know I hit my head several times and I'm sure a lot of people do but this tragic accident should remind us all that it only take one wrong fall.

Thoughts are with her family at this time.

1981 days ago


I wonder if Brit or Madonna or Lindsy L or Paris--list goes on--will they have someone so devestated by their loss that it would seem impossible to go on--I doubt it.This woman was adored by her family her husband her children her co workers and I will bet the doorman. Can all the rest say that?MS. Richardson you were a class act and a huge role model for women all over the world. God Bless your family in this dark time,your star will forever shine bright in the Heaven's.

1981 days ago


So so sad. I was so hoping for a different outcome on her condition.
Her husband and those two little boys must be devastated.

1981 days ago

janice mackie    

I live in Mont-Tremblant where Natasha Richardson's accident took place and if the 2nd ambulance was called an hour or more after the accident and the paramedics spent 1/2 hour in her hotel room, it takes 30 minutes to get to the first hospital in Ste-Agathe, where she was then transferred to Sacre Coeur hospital in Montreal, which takes easily 1 1/2 to 2 hours to get to at that time of day on the busy highway leading from up north into Montreal, and including the hour after the accident where she refused and SIGNED a release from any medical intervention, makes up the time of approximately 4 hours to get medical help...which is exactly what the resort has stated. It may seem long for someone who doesn't live up north in the country, far from a majpr city but that is accurate information on the timeline. Too bad we don't have a heli-medical service up north which may come as a result of this horrific tradegy which eventually might save lives.

1978 days ago
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