Mystery surrounds 70-year old man’s serious head injuries, as air ambulance deployed to Dalston

PUBLISHED: 11:28 18 April 2012 | UPDATED: 16:58 18 April 2012

London’s Air Ambulance

London’s Air Ambulance


A helicopter ambulance landed in Sainsburys’ supermarket’s car park last Thursday morning after a 70-year-old man was found with serious head injuries in the front path of a house in Dalston.

Mystery surrounds exactly how he came by his injuries, but London’s Air Ambulance says it was called to deal with someone who had “fallen from a height” in Dalston Lane.

The air ambulance was scrambled and two road ambulances and a car ambulance attended,

A spokeswoman from London’s Air Ambulance said: “The patient was stabilised at the scene before being conveyed in a road ambulance to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.”

DiscError Recordings ‏@DiscError tweeted: “9+ police cars, 3 ambulance, paramedics giving emergency aid on the street. Something serious going down on Graham Road Hackney #dalston.”

While Derek‏ @hackneyed tweeted: “Helicopter has just lifted off from the #Kingsland Shopping Centre in #Dalston.”

A spokeswoman from London’s Air Ambulance said: “London’s Air Ambulance is only called to serious incidents in London – falls from heights are one of the more common incidents, after road traffic collisions.”

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