Tuesday 9th July 2013 – 8.45pm – Chris Kowalik.
Passersby and a nearby forklift truck helped free a motorcyclist whose head had become trapped underneath the bumper of a van in Birmingham.
The motorcyclist, a man in his fifties, collided with the vehicle in Summer Lane to where West Midlands Ambulance Service was called shortly after 5.50pm today.
An advanced paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Passersby tried to push the van away but there was a forklift truck at an industrial unit near the scene of the collision. The forklift was used to lift the van.
“Once the man was freed from underneath the front of the van, he was fully immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar and pulled free. Assessments at the scene indicated a shoulder injury and a suspected minor chest injury.
“He was given pain relief` and was taken to City Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”