Mountain Biker Injured

WMAS Logo on side of RRV 3

Wednesday 12th March 2014 – 9.20pm – Steve Parry.

A mountain biker has been taken to hospital after coming off his cycle in a wooded area near Little Ness in Shropshire this evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a location near Valeswood Lane, Little Ness at 7.15pm.

An ambulance, together with a paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to an incident following reports that a mountain biker had fallen down an embankment in wooded terrain near Little Ness.

“Crews worked in diminishing light for over two hours to locate and treat the patient. The man, believed to be in his forties, was treated for neck, leg and arm injuries. The patient was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before being brought down a track to safety.

“The patient was conveyed by land ambulance to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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