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Man airlifted after ride on mower goes down embankment

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Monday 8th August 2016 – 5.27pm – Murray MacGregor.

A man cutting the grass has been airlifted to hospital after being trapped for about half an hour underneath a ride on mower that had rolled down an embankment.

The alarm was raised at about 2.35pm after the man was found at Titley Station, to the south of the village of Titley in Herefordshire.

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were initially sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “It’s believed that the mower had rolled over at least once as it went down the embankment, where it ended up on top of the man’s legs.

“Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to free himself and was trapped for about 30 minutes at the bottom of the 15 foot embankment.

“After assessing the man, who was in his 50s, the crews requested a doctor and so the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford was also despatched to the scene.  Ambulance staff feared that being trapped for so long could have led to complications.

“Thankfully once the man was freed, his injuries were found not to be as serious as they could have been but he was still airlifted to Hereford County Hospital by the Strensham aircraft with injuries to his legs and back.”

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West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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