Sunday 27th April 2014 – 4.30pm – Steve Parry
A mountain biker has been taken to hospital after coming off his bike in a rural location near Swynnerton Park, Staffordshire this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a wooded location at 11.30am.
An ambulance, together with a paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance based at Cosford attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to an incident involving a cyclist who came off his machine on a downward slope.
“A man in his sixties was treated for facial abrasions, together with knee, leg, arm and shoulder injuries. The patient was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board.
“He was given pain relief by medics before being airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.”