AN 11-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after an accident at the Out to Grass Mountain Board Centre in Cradley yesterday (Wednesday).

The incident happened at about 3.10pm and an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the centre at Bromyard Road.

An ambulance service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews found a boy, believed to be 11 years old, who had been injured after falling from his mountain bike.

“The boy had suffered significant facial injuries in the accident and had been unconscious for a short period. He was treated at the scene by ambulance crews and immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar.

“The boy was transferred by land ambulance to Worcester Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“Fortunately, the boy was wearing an appropriate cycle safety helmet at the time of the fall which saved him from suffering more serious injuries.”