Sunday 17th March 2013 – 9.00pm – Claire Thomas.
A motorcyclist and pillion have been seriously injured following a collision with a car in Solihull this evening.
The incident happened outside The Barn public house on Stratford Road in Hockley Heath at 6.15pm (Sunday). Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and medics from the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) Team attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a motorcycle that had been involved in a significant collision. The rider, a man in his 50s, suffered a fractured pelvis, leg and wrist. Crews and the medics administered advanced analgesia to stabilise his condition whilst they assessed and treated his injuries. He was fully immobilised with a pelvic and leg splint and neck collar and spinal board before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. A medic travelled in the ambulance to hospital to continue treatment en route.
“The pillion passenger, a woman in her 40s, sustained serious multiple fractures. The woman was given advanced pre hospital treatment at the roadside by the medics in order to stabilise her condition which included advanced pain relief, fluids and full immobilisation. The woman was transferred by land ambulance on blue lights to the same hospital for further emergency treatment. The second medic accompanied the woman to A&E due to her condition. Medics were pre alerted to the arrival of both patients who were said to be in a serious condition.
“Three men from the car involved were uninjured in the crash.”