Saturday 27th June – 6.15pm – Steve Parry.
Two off-road bikers have been seriously injured after their machines collided near Stafford this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to woodland off Within Lane, Hopton, Stafford at just before 2.55pm.
Two Midlands Air Ambulances; a paramedic support officer; BASICS doctor and two ambulances attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews were alerted to an incident involving two scramble bikes at just before 3pm.
“A male in his twenties received treatment for a serious head and pelvic injury. He was anaesthetised by a doctor before being airlifted to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
“Medics also treated the second rider, also a male in his twenties. The patient was thrown from his machine into a nearby pond on impact. He was treated for a serious arm injury.
The patient was immobilised and given pain relief before being taken by land ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital. A doctor also travelled with the patient. “