Bury St Edmunds: Teenager airlifted to hospital in serious condition after bike fall

The East Anglian Air Ambulance

The East Anglian Air Ambulance - Credit: Archant

A teenager who suffered serious injuries after falling from his bike is in a life threatening condition.

Ambulance crews and the East Anglian Air Ambulance were called to Oakes Road, in Bury St Edmunds just after noon today.

Gary Sanderson, spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service, said: “The boy, who we believe to be 18 years old, was found in a serious condition and following rapid treatment, stabilisation and immobilisation by land and air ambulance crews, he was flown direct to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridgeshire.”

The air ambulance landed in a playing field close to the teen before airlifting him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

An air ambulance spokesman said: “His condition is described as life threatening.”

He has been taken to a specialist trauma centre in the hospital in a serious condition.