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Air ambulance help motocross rider after fall in village near A14

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance attended the scene

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance attended the scene

A motocross rider has been airlifted to hospital after a fall at a track near the village of Catthorpe.

The 29-year-old man suffered pelvic and shoulder injuries in the fall, which happened earlier today (Wednesday, April 30) in the Leicestershire village.

As the nearest air ambulance service available, Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) were called to the incident to provide advanced critical care and a rapid transfer to the nearest major trauma centre.

DLRAA received the call just after 11am and landed at the track 15 minutes later.

The patient was assessed and treated for his injuries at the scene. He was given pain relief before being immobilised and airlifted to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

The crew landed at the hospital at 12.10pm.

DLRAA works alongside its sister service, the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, in providing advanced pre-hospital care to those that need it most. Between the two services, they carried out almost 1,700 rescue missions in 2013.

 

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