Paramedic borrows bicycle to reach injured cyclist

EMERGENCY AID: The teenage boy receiving treatment at the scene

EMERGENCY AID: The teenage boy receiving treatment at the scene

First published in News

A PARAMEDIC commandeered a bicycle to reach a teenager who suffered serious head and neck injuries after falling off his bike.

The 16-year-old boy was riding on a Darlington cycle track inaccessible by road and after the ambulance parked as close as it could, one paramedic sprinted to the scene while another borrowed a bicycle to reach the injured boy.

The Great North Air Ambulance was able to get closer to the scene and after the teenager was anaesthetised he was airlifted to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

He was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital at around 4pm yesterday (Saturday, July 26).

The medical staff on scene would like to thank the public who assisted them during their treatment by keeping onlookers away and their assistance with the transfer of the boy to the aircraft.

Do you know the injured cyclist? If so email newsdesk@nne.co.uk or call 01325-505069.

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3:36pm Sun 27 Jul 14

missnoisy says...

my boyfriend helped carry boy to helicopter and is wondering if he if ok
my boyfriend helped carry boy to helicopter and is wondering if he if ok missnoisy
  • Score: 10

6:22pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Mackam says...

Hopefully a speedy recovery for the young man. Good luck son.
Hopefully a speedy recovery for the young man. Good luck son. Mackam
  • Score: 10

6:37pm Sun 27 Jul 14

nsah2014 says...

Hope he gets well soon, and well done to the nice people who assisted the boy :-)
Hope he gets well soon, and well done to the nice people who assisted the boy :-) nsah2014
  • Score: 10

7:05pm Sun 27 Jul 14

philt79 says...

Typical journalism 'Do you know the cyclist' ..... does it matter that you make another story?? More importantly why not wish the kid a safe recovery???
Typical journalism 'Do you know the cyclist' ..... does it matter that you make another story?? More importantly why not wish the kid a safe recovery??? philt79
  • Score: 13

9:54pm Sun 27 Jul 14

pandorica says...

philt79 wrote:
Typical journalism 'Do you know the cyclist' ..... does it matter that you make another story?? More importantly why not wish the kid a safe recovery???
Well said, I was thinking the same. We were up there at the park yesterday after it had happened and there was a lot of distressed parents about who had witnessed it. They were full of praise for the crews and GNAA. Hope the young lad is feeling better, and wish him a speedy recovery.
[quote][p][bold]philt79[/bold] wrote: Typical journalism 'Do you know the cyclist' ..... does it matter that you make another story?? More importantly why not wish the kid a safe recovery???[/p][/quote]Well said, I was thinking the same. We were up there at the park yesterday after it had happened and there was a lot of distressed parents about who had witnessed it. They were full of praise for the crews and GNAA. Hope the young lad is feeling better, and wish him a speedy recovery. pandorica
  • Score: 8

6:19am Mon 28 Jul 14

Alison78 says...

missnoisy wrote:
my boyfriend helped carry boy to helicopter and is wondering if he if ok
Hi, to everyone Matty and his family would like to thank you all for your kind words of support, we are all so grateful to everyone who helped him, we are pleased to say Matty is doing well at the moment , but has a long road to a full recovery , with support from his family and friends we will get him there .
Also a great thank you to the darlington ambulance response and the GNAA and not forgetting the amazing staff at James Cook
[quote][p][bold]missnoisy[/bold] wrote: my boyfriend helped carry boy to helicopter and is wondering if he if ok[/p][/quote]Hi, to everyone Matty and his family would like to thank you all for your kind words of support, we are all so grateful to everyone who helped him, we are pleased to say Matty is doing well at the moment , but has a long road to a full recovery , with support from his family and friends we will get him there . Also a great thank you to the darlington ambulance response and the GNAA and not forgetting the amazing staff at James Cook Alison78
  • Score: 18

9:03am Mon 28 Jul 14

studio says...

Alison78 wrote:
missnoisy wrote: my boyfriend helped carry boy to helicopter and is wondering if he if ok
Hi, to everyone Matty and his family would like to thank you all for your kind words of support, we are all so grateful to everyone who helped him, we are pleased to say Matty is doing well at the moment , but has a long road to a full recovery , with support from his family and friends we will get him there . Also a great thank you to the darlington ambulance response and the GNAA and not forgetting the amazing staff at James Cook
This is great news! I wish him a successfull and speedy recovery. Nice to hear a bit of good news for a change.

Hats off to the emergency services and public who helped with this situation.
[quote][p][bold]Alison78[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]missnoisy[/bold] wrote: my boyfriend helped carry boy to helicopter and is wondering if he if ok[/p][/quote]Hi, to everyone Matty and his family would like to thank you all for your kind words of support, we are all so grateful to everyone who helped him, we are pleased to say Matty is doing well at the moment , but has a long road to a full recovery , with support from his family and friends we will get him there . Also a great thank you to the darlington ambulance response and the GNAA and not forgetting the amazing staff at James Cook[/p][/quote]This is great news! I wish him a successfull and speedy recovery. Nice to hear a bit of good news for a change. Hats off to the emergency services and public who helped with this situation. studio
  • Score: 6

10:32am Mon 28 Jul 14

missnoisy says...

Thankyou for reply, my boyfriend has been concerned about Matty and is pleased to hear he is on the road to recovery, Get well soon Matty our thoughts are with you and your family.
Thankyou for reply, my boyfriend has been concerned about Matty and is pleased to hear he is on the road to recovery, Get well soon Matty our thoughts are with you and your family. missnoisy
  • Score: 3

11:02am Mon 28 Jul 14

Alison78 says...

missnoisy wrote:
Thankyou for reply, my boyfriend has been concerned about Matty and is pleased to hear he is on the road to recovery, Get well soon Matty our thoughts are with you and your family.
Thank you so much for being their for him and helping him, we are so grateful.
[quote][p][bold]missnoisy[/bold] wrote: Thankyou for reply, my boyfriend has been concerned about Matty and is pleased to hear he is on the road to recovery, Get well soon Matty our thoughts are with you and your family.[/p][/quote]Thank you so much for being their for him and helping him, we are so grateful. Alison78
  • Score: 2

7:11pm Mon 28 Jul 14

AviationMetalSmith says...

This is why it's actually safer to ride a bicycle on the road. People say you should ride off the road, on trails, but then if someone falls, or has a heart attack, it can be impossible to get an ambulance to the location. What if the incident had occurred in a more remote location , and no one could even *find* the victim?
This is why it's actually safer to ride a bicycle on the road. People say you should ride off the road, on trails, but then if someone falls, or has a heart attack, it can be impossible to get an ambulance to the location. What if the incident had occurred in a more remote location , and no one could even *find* the victim? AviationMetalSmith
  • Score: -6

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