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Cyclist carried half a mile to ambulance after Haughmond Hill fall

By Rory Smith | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

A cyclist sustained "potentially serious injuries" and was carried half a mile by emergency service workers after falling on top of a hill near Shrewsbury.

Haughmond Hill

The ambulance service rushed to the top of Haughmond Hill, in Upton Magna, just before 8pm yesterday before the fire brigade was called at about 10pm.

A man had fallen from his bicycle and was treated for "potentially serious injuries" before being carried half a mile to an ambulance and taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further treatment.

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) sent two ambulances and a paramedic officer and Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service sent one appliance from Shrewsbury.

Emergency services were on scene for at least three and a half hours.

A WMAS spokesman said: "We were called to Haughmond Hill at 7.53pm to reports of a patient who had fallen from their bicycle.

"Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene. On arrival we discovered one male patient who was treated for potentially serious injuries.

"Ambulance staff were assisted by colleagues from the fire service to safely extricate the patient from the track where they had fallen back to the ambulance, which was approximately half a mile away.

"He was then transported to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further assessment."

Rory Smith

By Rory Smith
Reporter - @rorysmith_star

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley, Telford.

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