Chasetown schoolboy airlifted to hospital after suffering rugby injury

Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance

A schoolboy has been airlifted to hospital after being injured while playing rugby in Chasetown.

The incident happened at Chasetown Specialist Sports College in Pool Road, Chasetown, Burntwood at 1.10pm on Monday (April 26) afternoon.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“An ambulance was initially sent to the scene after a call saying the boy of 11 had suffered a neck injury during a rugby tackle. The crew assessed the boy and decided that although they did not believe the injury to be too serious, they had enough concerns that they asked for an air ambulance to fly the youngster for specialist care.

“The Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire was sent and landed close to where the youngster was. The lad was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital as a precaution.

”The aircrew said that the advantage of calling in the helicopter was that the boy was only a five minute flight to specialist paediatric care – it would probably have taken longer to drive to a local A&E department and the youngster was getting the best possible care.”

A schoolboy has been airlifted to hospital after an incident while playing rugby in Staffordshire.

The incident happened at Chasetown Specialist Sports College in Pool Road, Chasetown, Burntwood at 1.10pm on Monday afternoon.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “An ambulance was initially sent to the scene after a call saying the boy of 11 had suffered a neck injury during a rugby tackle.

“The crew assessed the boy and decided that although they did not believe the injury to be too serious, they had enough concerns that they asked for an air ambulance to fly the youngster for specialist care.

“The Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire was sent and landed close to where the youngster was.

“The lad was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital as a precaution.

”The aircrew said that the advantage of calling in the helicopter was that the boy was only a five minute flight to specialist paediatric care – it would probably have taken longer to drive to a local A&E department and the youngster was getting the best possible care.”

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2 Comments

  1. Michelle

    27th April, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I no this boy as he is a fellow pupil in my year .

  2. Cally

    30th April, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Same i know him too, in the other half of year. Hope he’s better soon x