Motorcyclists seriously injured

Ambulance 7

Sunday 16th June 2013 – 10.00pm – Suzie Fothergill.

Two men have been taken to hospital following an incident Wednesbury today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a dirt track off St. Pauls Road in Wednesbury shortly after 6.15pm this evening.

Four ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, the Trust’s MERIT rapid response vehicle, carrying a critical care paramedic and a trauma doctor and two Midlands Air Ambulances; one from Cosford and one from Staffordshire were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of two motorcyclists that had been in collision.

“The first motorcyclist, a man, was treated for serious injuries to his head and multiple fractures to his body. Due to the nature of his injuries the doctor from the air ambulance gave the man an anaesthetic at the scene. The man was fully immobilised and airlifted to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The second motorcyclist, also a man, was treated for serious multiple injuries and suspected internal injuries. The man was given pain relief and fully immobilised at the scene before being conveyed, via land ambulance, to the same hospital for further assessment and specialist treatment. The doctor and the critical care paramedic from MERIT travelled on board the ambulance continuing to provide emergency medical treatment whilst en route to hospital.

“Hospital medics had been pre-alerted and were on standby awaiting the arrival of both of the men.”

Ends

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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