Wednesday 4th September 2013 – 9.10pm – Claire Brown.
A man has been airlifted to hospital following a motorcycle crash in Wolverhampton earlier this evening.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a motorcyclist who had come off his bike on Gorsebrook Road shortly after 6.30pm (Wednesday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find a man, believed to be in his 20s, who had come off his motorcycle after reportedly mounting the pavement and colliding with a gate.
“The man sustained a head injury, a suspected pelvic injury and leg injuries. The crews and the doctor administered pain relief to the man before they worked as a team to immobilise him with a neck collar and spinal board. The man was transferred by land ambulance to the awaiting helicopter which had landed a short distance away on a piece of open land near to Dunstall Park racecourse.
“Once on board the aircraft, the man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Medics were pre alerted to the arrival of the man who was said to be in a stable condition.”