My biking pal…taken off Cannock Chase in ambulance…!!!
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 4×4 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.
PT.Posted 8 years ago
A massive thanks to Takisawa2 and Colin for helping me through the ordeal.
Takisawa2 was cool par excellence. Colin for getting tha ambulance crew to me.. quite a hard ride from where I was.
Terrifying first few minutes as I was lucid but could not feel arms – legs, I knew my head and neck had suffered an almighty clout.
Hospital Staff were excellent – Stafford.. many thanks to them.
I am home as walking wounded with nothing broken but may have a fracture of one of my shoulder blades.. but hey ho, I can live with that.
Good news now is my tetanus is now up to date…
Will need a new helmet….
Thankyou for all your support.Posted 8 years agosnowslaveSubscriber
Glad to hear you’re ok. It’s pretty nasty when something like that happens. I know exactly the place you mean – I’ve got a spectacular picture of someone doing something v similar at that place. He smashed his collar bone up pretty bad and was off work for months.Posted 8 years agomaxraySubscriber
lol @ scruff.. was about to say I always see it as nice n gentle compared ot other places..
2 broken ribs off the skinny over the bog.. nightmare 😀
My friend hit a tree stump approaching the raised bit and managed to tear muscles in his shoulder needing an operation… be careful out there people..Posted 8 years ago
Now the fog in my head has shifted I think I know why it happened :
I had locked the travel out on my forks earlier for that gentle climb from the stream in Sherbrook to the Cadet Camp, we then swung a left from there down to the butt, forks still locked out, down the butt, but couldnt load my forks properly to take the ‘jump’ so never got any air and came down short.. done that jump many times before…. numnut !!Posted 8 years ago
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