Sunday 8th March 2015 – 6.30pm – Claire Brown.
A farmer and his tractor ended up helping an ambulance with a patient on board after it got stuck in mud in Shrewsbury.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a man who had come off his bike at a motocross event near Bicton Lane, Shrewsbury, at around midday today (Sunday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The event was accessible via a lengthy farm track.
“When ambulance staff arrived at the event they found a man, thought to be in his 20s, being cared for and treated by onsite medical staff. The man had reportedly fallen from his motocross bike and had sustained a back injury.
“Once the man had been immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board he was transferred to the ambulance. The ambulance got stuck in a particularly muddy patch on the field as it was about to leave but, thankfully for the ambulance staff, a local farmer with a tractor was on hand to help quickly tow it out of the mud.
“Once back on the track the ambulance conveyed the man, who was in a stable condition, to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.”