Friday 2nd August 2013 – 2.35pm – Steve Parry.
A BMX rider has been taken to hospital suffering from serious neck injuries after coming off his bike in Wellington this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a wooded location near Ice House Close, Apley at 11am.
An ambulance, together with a paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to an incident in Wellington involving a BMX rider.
“A man in his twenties was treated for a serious neck injury. The patient was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and given pain relief before being airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.”