Lucky escape for motorcyclist

Sunday 14th April 2013 – 5.40pm – John Hawker.

The rider of a motorcycle had a lucky escape following an RTC on the M40 between Junctions 16 and 15 Southbound this afternoon.

The crash occurred at around 2.40pm with an off duty paramedic being first on scene.  An ambulance and a paramedic officer also attended the incident.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “An off duty WMAS paramedic was first on the scene and found a motorcyclist that had fallen from his motorcycle in the outside lane of the motorway.

“The man, believed to be 32 years old, received emergency treatment at the scene by the paramedic, who was then joined by colleagues who continued with treatment.

 “The man suffered back and hand injuries and was immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar.  He also received pain relief as he was transferred to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

 “The hospital had been alerted to the patient’s arrival and his injuries.

“Considering where the man had fallen off his machine, he man was extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious or even fatal injuries.  Thankfully the motorcyclist was wearing full safety clothing which undoubtedly helped minimise his injuries.”

Ends

We have no further details on this incident. 

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