Monday 1st July 2013 – 11.00pm – Murray MacGregor.
A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after suffering potentially serious injuries after colliding with the back of a tractor and trailer in South Shropshire.
The crash happened at about 7.50pm on the A4117 at a location given as just past Angel Bank Garage near the village of Angel Bank between Ludlow and Cleobury Mortimer.
An ambulance, two rapid response vehicles and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a motorcycle that had suffered very significant damage.
“The rider, who was in his mid 20s had suffered a nasty injury to his head near his eye. He also had possible fractures to his forearm and leg.
“Although conscious, crews were concerned about a head injury and possible internal injuries.
“After his condition was stabilised at the scene, he was airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
“Had he not been wearing full protective equipment, the level of injury could have been very much more severe.
“The man driving the tractor was uninjured.”