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Default WHOOPS! Mountain biker seriously injured (Australia)

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Mountain biker treated for injuries after falling down an embankment at Belair

Josephine Lim, The Advertiser
October 31, 2016 10:13pm

A YOUNG man had to be winched to safety by the rescue helicopter and taken to hospital after a high-speed mountain bike crash at Belair.

Alex Grant, 18, was riding his mountain bike at about 50km/h when he flipped and landed on his back just after noon on Tuesday.

Friend Steven Stuart, 20 was riding the mountain bike trail for the first time but said his friend was very experienced on that particular track.

He said his friend hit a rock and flipped while careering down the hill.

“He went over the handlebars, into the bush a couple of metres, and landed on his back on a rock,” he said.

“He was in quite a bit of pain.”

Mr Stuart said he was shaken by the accident.

“I made sure he wasn’t moving,” he said.

“He does this (ride) everyday and (this time) made a mistake.”

Paramedics arrived within 20 minutes but initially had difficulty finding the pair.

A team of MFS and CFS firefighters and SA Ambulance paramedics then climbed 200m down the embankment from Old Belair Rd and stabilised the man on a stretcher before the rescue helicopter winched him out.

The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

SA Ambulance’s Paul Holmes said the man was conscious but in pain and trying to keep still when paramedics arrived.

“He had suspected spinal injuries, with back, neck and abdominal pain,” he said.

“He had a helmet and goggles on ... it was quite wise as (the track) was quite rocky down there.”

Mr Grant’s anxious mother arrived at the scene before heading to hospital to be with her son.

The track is popular with mountain bike riders and a CFS volunteer said he attended another crash almost at the same spot at Brownhill Creek about a month ago in which a rider was hurt.
A policeman with the injured man’s friend, Steven, 20 walking the pair’s bikes back to safety. Picture Dean MartinThe MAC rescue helicopter lifts injured mountain biker Alex Grant,18 to safety after he was injured while riding on a track off Old Belair Road. Picture Dean Martin

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