Thursday 1st August 2013 – 11.30pm – Claire Brown.
A man is in a serious condition following a motorcycle crash in Hereford.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a motorcyclist who had collided with street furniture at the junction of the A417 and A465 in Burley Gate shortly before 8.00pm this evening (Thursday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic, a MERIT trauma doctor together with a medical incident officer and BASICS doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The man, believed to be in his 60s, had come off his motorbike and had sustained a serious head injury, suspected pelvic injuries and arm fractures. Crews and the doctors administered oxygen and pain relief. They decided to sedate him at the roadside in order to stabilise his condition.
“The team fully immobilised the man with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint before he was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment.”