Mate of mine had a really nasty crash tonight. Cannock locals will know where I'm on about if I say its just as you come off the top of one of the old shooting butts. From the trig point, blast down the fire road, sweep up onto the butt then diagonally down the other side to the jump.
Anyway, his wheel dug in on landing & he came down heavily on his head, crushing his head into his chest, bounced, then landed again on his head. I ran back to find him motionless, unable to move at all & bleeding badly from where his glasses had broken his nose. He was in shock I guess, telling us he couldn't move his legs & that he didn't want to end up like his grandad who was confined to a wheelchair.
To say we were a bit concerned is something of an understatement.!!! Ambulance service were brilliant, as usual. Other mate rode back up to the Penkridge Bank Rd & they were already there waiting for the 4x4 ambulance who have a barrier key.
I was bloody glad to see them when they finally got to us, as he was in a bad way. Pretty soon he was on a spinal board & on his way to casualty. They called for the Air Ambulance but it had got too dark.
Keep running through it now, brings it home I guess how these things can happen. Now thoroughly in awe of those Paramedics & the sense of calm & order they bring to a bad situation.