Tees

Paramedic borrows bike to reach injured cyclist in Darlington

  • 27 July 2014
  • From the section Tees
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Image caption One paramedic borrowed a bicycle to reach the injured teenager

A paramedic borrowed a bicycle to help save an injured teenager who was down an inaccessible path in Darlington.

The boy came off his bike on Saturday on a cycle track which was unreachable by road for ambulance crews.

One paramedic ran, while a second commandeered a bicycle and rushed to the scene while waiting for the Great North Air Ambulance helicopter.

The 16-year-old was flown to James Cook University Hospital with serious head, face and neck injuries.

He is said to be in a serious but stable condition.

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