Man suffers multiple injuries after being thrown from quad bike

Friday 18th July 2014 – 4.40pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man suffered multiple injuries and had to be airlifted to one of the region’s major trauma centres following a fall from a quad bike in Leek this morning

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident in a field near to Mount Road shortly after 11.25am and sent an ambulance, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a 50-year-old man who had been thrown over the handlebars of the quad bike, reportedly after hitting a ditch. The quad bike then proceeded to land on the man where he had come to rest following his fall.

“He was treated on scene by paramedics for injuries to his chest, shoulder, pelvis and right leg. He was given pain relief and immobilised with the use of a neck collar, scoop stretcher, pelvic binder and leg splint.

“He was then airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire who had been alerted to the man’s condition prior to his arrival.”

ENDS

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