Biker Airlifted from Mountain Track

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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.”

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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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