Motorcyclists hurt in Nuneaton

Monday 24th June 2013 – 9.05pm – Murray MacGregor.

Two teenage boys have been injured, one potentially seriously, after they were in collision with a car in Nuneaton.

Two ambulances were sent to the junction of Queen Elizabeth Road and Dale End after a number of 999 calls at around 6.30pm on Monday evening.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a car that had had a side impact and a motorbike that was badly damaged.

“The rider had suffered possible fractures to his pelvis, leg and right arm. He was treated at the scene by ambulance staff to stabilise his condition. He was immobilised and had his injuries splinted before he was taken on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

“The pillion passenger had minor injuries but he was taken to the same hospital as a precaution due to the mechanism of the crash.

“The lady who was driving the car was unhurt but was understandably shaken by the incident. After assessment, she was discharged at the scene.

“We would encourage anyone who rides a motorcycle to ensure that they always wear protective equipment such as leathers in addition to the mandatory crash helmet. Equally, making themselves easy to spot with reflective items can also assist in reducing the chances of being involved in a collision. Drivers are also asked to ‘Think Bike’ and be on the look-out for riders at all times.”

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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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