Police plane directs ambulance to ‘seriously injured’ teenage boy after he falls from off-road bike



A police plane was used to direct ambulance crews to a ‘seriously injured’ teenage boy after he fell from his off-road motorcycle yesterday.

Police were called after the boy, aged 14 or 15, fell from his off-road bike in Stoke-on-Trent at around 7.45pm yesterday (March 7).

The police plane was already circling the skies above North Staffordshire yesterday afternoon as part of a crackdown on illegal nuisance bikers.

The plane was at the scene within minutes and and directed the West Midlands Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team to the area.

A Staffordshire Police Road Policing Unit spokesman said: “Young person (14/15yrs old) was seriously injured after falling from his off-road motorcycle (police NOT in attendance at the time of the collision) in Stoke-on-Trent.

“The National Police Air Service was overhead in minutes and able to provide best access for the West Midlands Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team.”

The West Midlands Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team say they carried out three off-road rescues yesterday.

A spokesman said: “A busy day for F team with no less than three off road rescues where our fairtec stretchers have been invaluable for moving patients across rugged terrain.

“The large wheels allow us to negotiate hills, tree routes and muddy surfaces to get patients to ambulances.”

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