Thursday 16th July 2015 – 5pm – Claire Brown
A teenage boy who came off his bike on a hillside wood in South Staffordshire has been rescued and treated by ambulance staff.
The incident happened halfway up a densely wooded hill off Kingsford Lane near to the National Trust Car Park at around 1.30pm this afternoon (Thursday). A local community first responder (CFR) was first on scene and was joined by an ambulance crew and HART paramedics.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The CFR had to clamber up the steep hillside to reach the teenager who had reportedly fallen off his bike after hitting a tree whilst cycling.
“He was in a lot of pain after fracturing his collarbone. The teen had also suffered a head injury in the fall. The CFR worked to stabilise the boy whilst waiting for fellow ambulance staff to arrive.
“The team of medics administered pain relief to the teenager to help ease his discomfort before they began to treat his injuries. Once stabilised the teen was carefully transferred down the hillside to the ambulance which had parked at the bottom. He was then taken to Russells Hall Hospital for further treatment.”