Motorcyclist seriously injured

Sunday 30th March 2014 – 11.00pm – John Hawker.

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured following a crash in Shropshire this lunch time.

The crash occurred on the B5063, near to Ditches Hall, Wem, at around 12.20pm. An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a motorcyclist that had come off his machine and come to rest in the road.

“The man, believed to be in his mid 40’s, had suffered serious neck injuries and also chest and minor head injuries.

“The man received emergency treatment at the scene by medics and his condition was stabilised.

“He was then airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire Major Trauma Centre for further emergency treatment. The hospital had been pre alerted and a trauma team were on standby.

“Considering the man’s crash helmet came off during the crash, he was fortunate not to have suffered more serious or even fatal injuries.”

Ends

We have no further details on this incident.

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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