Friday 6th July 2018 – 8.20am – Claire Brown.
A quad biker suffered serious injuries after ending up 20ft down a steep embankment in Rowley Regis yesterday.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Moor Lane, near to Rowley Regis Hospital at 4.50pm (Thursday). A paramedic officer, an ambulance, HART Paramedics and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham with a doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Emergency services arrived to find the quad biker, a man in his 60s, who had ended up 20ft down a steep embankment after coming off the road.
“Upon assessment ambulance staff found he had sustained potentially serious injuries and administered treatment to help stabilise his condition on scene.
“Due to the man’s precarious position on the steep gradient the team of medics decided to fully immobilise the man and placed him into a Multi Integrated Body Splint (MIBS), a material stretcher with lifting handles, to ensure he could be moved easily and safely. Ambulance staff and the fire service then worked as a team to carefully lift the man up the slope using rope rescue techniques where he was then transferred to the awaiting land ambulance and conveyed on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.