Motorcyclist airlifted

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Wednesday 12th February 2014 – 2.30pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital following a road traffic collision in Warwickshire today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on the A45 in Thurlaston shortly before 7.45am this morning.

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a single vehicle road traffic collision, involving a motorbike and a sign post.

“The motorcyclist, a man believed to be in his late teens, was treated for injuries to his chest, pelvis and legs. The man was fully immobilised and stabilised by ambulance crews at the scene before being conveyed via air ambulance to the major trauma centre at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The hospital had been pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting the man’s arrival.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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