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Yoxall man hurt after quad bike fall

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 21, 2014

By Rob Smyth

  • Longcroft Lane

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A MAN is being treated for head injuries in hospital after the quad bike he was riding tipped over.

The 61-year-old was knocked unconscious after falling from the vehicle in Longcroft Lane, Yoxall.

He was found in a 'confused and agitated state' by paramedics who said his injuries were so serious that he had to be treated in hospital.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Crews arrived to find a 61-year-old man who was in a confused and agitated state after falling from his quad bike that reportedly tipped over.

"It is believed he was initially knocked unconscious for approximately five minutes in the incident and following assessment from paramedics he was treated on scene for an isolated head injury.

"He was then transported by land ambulance to University Hospital North Staffordshire, with the air crew travelling with him to continue treatment en-route.

"The nature of the incident meant the man's injuries could have been much more serious and it is somewhat fortunate that they did not prove to be so."

The incident happened at 3.40pm on Tuesday and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance, from its base in Tatenhill, to the scene..

The Mail previously reported on a raft of tragedies connected with quad bike crashes.

Kelcey Kirkham died on June 16, 2006, when the machine on which she was a passenger was involved in a head-on collision with a Citroen Xsara Picasso in High Street, Newhall.

Family friend Stephen Connell, of Newhall, was jailed for four years for causing Kelcey's death by dangerous driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Harvey Hair suffered serious head injuries in the smash, at Shobnall Fields, in January 2006.

Doctors feared the boy might die from his injuries and he spent two weeks hanging to life by a thread at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre – at one time being given just three hours to live – before stabilising.

His dad, Jason Hair, avoided an immediate jail term after being convicted of dangerous driving in a court case.

He was given a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, when he appeared at Stafford Crown Court. He was also given a 12-month driving ban.

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