LifeStar Airlifts Severely Injured Man Who Fell 30 Feet From Bristol Railroad Trestle - NECN

LifeStar Airlifts Severely Injured Man Who Fell 30 Feet From Bristol Railroad Trestle

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    LifeStar Airlifts Severely Injured Man Who Fell 30 Feet From Bristol Railroad Trestle

    LifeStar airlifted a man to the hospital after falling from a railroad trestle on Barlow Street in Bristol on Friday night.

    Bristol police responded to the area at about 9:33 p.m. Friday after receiving a report about the incident, finding a severely injured man lying on the road underneath the railroad trestle. Police identified him as Michael Blake, 41, of Bristol, and said he had fallen about 30 feet.

    There was an off-road quad vehicle on the railroad trestle, so police said it appears that Blake was driving the quad in the eastbound direction on the tracks when he was thrown from the vehicle.

    EMS personnel responded, as well as a LifeStar helicopter, which landed at the Firestone Plant on James P. Casey Road and took Blake to Hartford Hospital to be treated.

    Blake is listed in stable condition.

    Bristol police continue to investigate the accident.