Friday 28th March 2014 – 3.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A man has been airlifted to hospital following a petrol-fuelled explosion in Telford this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Pembroke Drive in Wellington at 11.30am this morning (Friday). An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man, believed to be 30-years-old, had reportedly been working on his motorbike when the explosion happened.
“Upon assessment, ambulance staff and the doctor found he had suffered burns to his face, hands and left leg, amounting to approximately ten per cent burns.
“He was given pain relief on scene before having his injuries treated and dressed.
“The man was taken by air ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.”