Fall from scooter

Monday 17th June 2013 – 5.00pm – John Hawker.
Two people have been injured after falling from a scooter in Warwickshire this morning.
The crash occurred on Darlingscote Road, Shipston On Stour at around 11.00am. An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to two people that had been injured after falling from a scooter.
“The rider, a 57 year old man, suffered rib and chest injuries in the crash and received emergency treatment at the scene. He was immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar and transferred by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.
“A 16 year old boy, who was a pillion passenger on the scooter suffered multiple minor injuries and was also treated at the scene. The boy was transferred in the same ambulance to hospital for further treatment.
“The Trust would like to highlight the importance of people wearing full protective clothing when riding any size motorcycle or scooter, no matter how short the journey. The correct safety clothing can help minimise injuries and keep riders and passengers safe should a crash occur.”

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