Friday 5th July 2013 – 3.30pm – Claire Brown.
A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital following a road traffic collision in Shropshire this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a motorcycle and a car on the A49 in Bayston Hill at 1.10pm today (Friday). Two ambulances, a responder paramedic, a senior paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a car with significant damage and a motorcycle in a hedgerow. The motorcyclist, a 49 year old man, had come off his bike and was lying on the floor.
“Upon assessment, crews and the doctor found he had sustained serious head and abdominal injuries together with a serious fracture to his leg. The man was given pain relief before crews and the doctor worked carefully to immobilise him with a neck collar, spinal board, pelvic splint and leg splint to prevent further movement and injury.
“Once stabilised and packaged, the man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, the regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment. The trauma doctor travelled in the helicopter to continue treatment en route.
“The driver and passenger of the car, an elderly husband and wife, were assessed by crews at the scene. The woman suffered chest injuries from her seatbelt and was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital as a precaution. Her husband was in shock but uninjured and accompanied his wife to hospital.
“The road remains closed.”