Liz and Josh stop at a car accident on their way back from another call. Electing to stay with the three injured people, Liz does what she can while waiting for paramedic Penny to arrive.
At casualty the man cannot be saved, but his girlfriend is encouraged to look after his mentally handicapped brother. She initially rejects this idea, as she always wanted the brother put in a home. Eventually she agrees, but says Liz might as well have left them by the roadside for all the good it did in the end.
An injured seventeen year old girl is brought into A&E by an older woman with a baby. Kate discovers that the baby is the girl’s. The other woman and her husband have paid her to have their baby, but she could not give it up.