Motocross rider airlifted to hospital after incident in Cumbria

Great North Air Ambulance
Great North Air Ambulance

A motocross rider had to be airlifted to hospital after injuring himself while competing in an event in north Cumbria.

The man, in his 20s, was put into an induced coma at the scene by a doctor and paramedic team from the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

The rider sustained serious head injuries in the collision which happened about 1.15pm on Saturday.

He was then flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle. The flight took 22 minutes and the patient was in a critical condition on arrival.

The air ambulance crew were supported by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS).

In a separate incident, the crew was out in Appleby on Sunday about 11.30am to assist NWAS after a man, thought to be in his forties, fell from a roof while undertaking some work.

He sustained pelvic injuries and was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. The flight took 14 minutes and the patient was stable on arrival.

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