Air Ambulance called to Hopwas as cyclist hits tree

Friday, 11th January 2019

A LARGE number of emergency services vehicles descended on the village of Hopwas this afternoon due to an injured cyclist.

Emergency services used the Coton and Hopwas Social Club as a rendezvous point and a large number of emergency vehicles could be seen.

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed that the incident involved a cyclist colliding with a tree.

From the timings and reports from local residents, it appears that this was a lengthy operation to recover the injured cyclist.

A spokesperson told Tamworth Informed: “We were called at 1.59 to reports of a cyclist who had collided with a tree near to Hopwas School Bridge. One ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire and our Hazardous Area Response team attended the scene.

“We treated one patient, a man, for injuries not believed to be life-threatening, and he was transported to Royal Derby Hospital by land ambulance for further assessment.”

At Tamworth Informed, we wish the male a speedy recovery.

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We received reports in to our newsroom of a large number of Emergency Services travelling into Hopwas.

16:29

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Reports are that the incident involves a mountain biker and the emergency services are using the local social club as an RV point.

16:58

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West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed that the incident involved a cyclist colliding with a tree.

A spokesperson told Tamworth Informed: “We were called at 1.59 to reports of a cyclist who had collided with a tree near to Hopwas School Bridge. One ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire and our Hazardous Area Response team attended the scene.

“We treated one patient, a man, for injuries not believed to be life-threatening, and he was transported to Royal Derby Hospital by land ambulance for further assessment.”

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the final emergency services now appear to be leaving the area.