Off-road-style stretcher take off-road cyclist to ambulance


Tuesday 1st September 2015 – 4.45pm – Chris Kowalik.


When a teenager came off his mountain bike in south Staffordshire, a stretcher on large buggy-style wheels was used to take him over muddy ground to the waiting ambulance.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Kinver Freeride Park shortly before 1.40pm today.

An ambulance crew and the Hazardous Area Response Team who brought the specialist piece of equipment attended.

Off-road-style stretrcher takes off-road cyclist to ambulance

Picture: West Midlands Ambulance Service
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The sixteen year old came off his bike fracturing a wrist. He also had a suspected spinal injury.

“He was immobilised on the stretcher and was taken the 400 metres through the mud to the ambulance which transported him to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.”


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