A CYCLIST who broke his collarbone in a high-speed crash has described the Scottish Ambulance Service crew who came to help him as “fantastic”.
Craig Breetzke from Buckie came off his bike at Maggieknockater, near Aberlour.
The 40-year-old said: “I knew immediately that I’d broken my collarbone. I also knew I’d require assistance as I was a fair distance from home and on my own.”
Craig, an offshore storekeeper, dialled 999 and reached Fiona Cruickshanks, a call handler based at SAS’s East Ambulance Control Centre.
He said: “She helped me remain calm she told me the ambulance was en route and that she would stay on the phone until they arrived.”
An ambulance crew from Huntly Ambulance Station was dispatched to the scene, staffed by Darren Tomlin and Michael Taylor.
Craig said: “It was only about 10 minutes before I saw the much welcome sight of the ambulance.
“Once the pain relief had been administered we got under way to A&E at Dr Gray’s Hospital where I was handed over to yet another extremely good team.
“I just want to say a really huge thank you to all those involved.”