Cyclist airlifted after falling from his bike


A cyclist was airlifted to hospital after he fell from his bike near Bellingham on Saturday (Feb 21).  The man suffered serious chest and hip injuries and was attended by a community paramedic from Bellingham before the arrival of the aircraft. The patient was then assessed and treated by the aircrew doctor before being flown to the RVI in Newcastle.

A cyclist was airlifted to hospital after he fell from his bike near Bellingham on Saturday (Feb 21). 

The man suffered serious chest and hip injuries and was attended by a community paramedic from Bellingham before the arrival of the aircraft.

The patient was then assessed and treated by the aircrew doctor before being flown to the RVI in Newcastle. The flight took 15 minutes and he was stable upon arrival. 

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