Motorcyclist airlifted from Shropshire

Ambulance + Fire + Police at Incident

Friday 5th July 2013 – 10.45pm – Claire Brown.

A man and a woman have been injured, one seriously, in a collision involving a motorcycle and a car in Shropshire this evening.

The incident happened in Upper Aston near Claverley at around 6.20pm earlier today (Friday). Two ambulances, a responder paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham with a critical care paramedic on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find a car and a motorcycle which had been involved in a significant collision.

“The motorcyclist, a man in his 20s, sustained serious leg and foot fractures in the crash. Crews administered pain relief to the man in order to make him more comfortable whilst they assessed and treated his injuries. The man was fully immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and splints before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency treatment.

“The driver of the car, a woman in her 20s, sustained a fractured jaw. It is believed she was hit by a piece of motorbike which came through the car window that was open at the time of the crash. The woman was mechanically trapped in the car due to the damage caused to the driver’s door.

“Crews worked with the fire service to carefully extricate her from the car, whilst they continued treating her for her injury. She was fully immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board as a precaution before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Russells Hall Hospital.”



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