Tuesday 28th April 2015 – 6.25am – Murray MacGregor.
A man who was riding a powered child’s scooter was dragged along by a car after a collision late last night.
The incident happened at about 11.30pm on Monday night on the B5030 Uttoxeter to Rocester road about ½ mile out of Rocester by JCB factory.
A community first responder from the Mayfield and Ellastone scheme was first on scene who was backed up by a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, two BASICS doctors and the MERIT trauma doctor.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A 29 year old man was riding on a motorised child’s scooter when he was in collision with a car.
“He was carried some distance by the car along with the scooter causing significant damage to the bonnet, windscreen and roof of the car.
“It was pitch black at the scene and crews had to use lighting as they treated the rider.
“The man had suffered significant head and abdominal injuries and a badly broken leg.
“He was anaesthetised at the scene, immobilised and had his leg splinted before he was taken on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital, where on arrival he was described as being in a ‘critical’ condition.
“The 17 year old man driving the car was uninjured but was very shaken.”