Monday 17th March 2014 – 2.45pm – Claire Brown.
A police motorcyclist has been injured in a road traffic collision in Coventry today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a police motorcyclist and a car at the junction of Radford Road and Beake Avenue in Coventry at around 1.15pm this afternoon (Monday).
An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor on board attended the scene. The helicopter landed in a nearby park.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find the police motorcyclist, a 42-year-old man, trapped between his motorcycle and a car following the collision. The officer had initially been knocked unconscious in the collision.
“Ambulance crews and the doctor began assessing the police officer, who had regained consciousness, and found he had sustained an arm injury, suspected leg injuries and a suspected head injury. The officer was given pain relief by ambulance crews before they worked with the fire service to extricate him from between the two vehicles.
“After about 40 minutes, the police officer was released and immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, a major trauma centre, for further treatment. The doctor travelled in the ambulance to continue treatment en route.
“Medics were pre alerted to the arrival of the police officer who was said to be in a stable condition.”
West Midlands Police are keen to hear from any witnesses to the collision and anyone with information should call the Force Traffic Unit on 101.