Monday 26th August 2013 – 6.15pm – Claire Brown.
A motorcyclist has died following a road traffic collision in Shrewsbury earlier today.
The incident happened on the A49 in Dorrington at around 12.30pm this afternoon (Monday). Two ambulances, a 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 motorcycle and van that had been involved in a significant collision.
“The motorcyclist, a man, had sustained a serious head injury. Whilst crews and the doctor began to assess and treat the man, his condition worsened and he went into cardiac arrest.
“They quickly commenced advanced life support at the roadside but, despite resuscitation, the man’s condition quickly deteriorated and he went back into cardiac arrest. CPR and defibrillation continued in the helicopter en route to University Hospital North Staffordshire.
“Sadly despite the best efforts of ambulance crews, the MERIT doctor and hospital medics, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead shortly after arrival at hospital.
“The driver of the van, a man, sustained no serious injuries but was treated for the effects of shock. The man was taken by ambulance to Royal Shrewsbury hospital as a precaution.”