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Motocross rider hurt in fall airlifted to hospital

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A motocross rider was airlifted to hospital with serious leg injuries after crashing his bike in an accident. The casualty, a man in his twenties, injured his leg when he came off his vehicle in a field on the outskirts of Melton on Sunday. The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, based at East Midlands Airport, was called to the incident, which happened at about 1.30pm. A spokeswoman said: "We were called on to provide advanced treatment and a rapid transfer to hospital by our colleagues in the East Midlands Ambulance Service due to the seriousness of the casualty's injuries. "Once on scene, the air ambulance paramedic and doctor administered pain relief before airlifting the casualty to the trauma centre at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, for further assessment and treatment."

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