Sunday 7th June 2015 – 5.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
The Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham has made two separate visits to a Herefordshire Motocross event today to airlift two unfortunate competitors.
The first call to Downwood Farm Motocross track in Leominster was received at 11.05am and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance to assist the Air Ambulance crew. Private medical cover at the event was also on hand and already treating the patient when crews arrived.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a 19-year-old man who had fallen from his bike whilst riding.
“With treatment having already started, crews assisted to treat the man for a leg fracture and suspected pelvis injuries.
“The man was immobilised and had pain relief administered before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.”
A second 999 call to the same venue was received just before 2.10pm and a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle was sent to assist the Air Ambulance crew.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a second man who fallen from his bike, thought to be in his 50s.
“Once again he was already receiving treatment from medics based at the event and crews assisted in treating the man for a fractured leg.
“He was also given pain relief and immobilised before being air lifted to Hereford County Hospital.”