Monday 14th April 2014 – 11.20pm – Murray MacGregor.
A motorcyclist has been anaesthetised at the scene of a serious crash in Smethwick.
The collision between a car and the motorcycle happened at the junction of Crocketts Lane and Soho Way at around 6.50pm on Monday evening.
An off duty doctor and nurse were first on scene and provided support until the ambulance staff arrived. In total, three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, the MERIT Trauma doctor and two members of the Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, staff found a bike that had suffered significant damage and a silver car that had suffered severe damage to the near side.
“The rider, had suffered multiple fractures and was anaesthetised by the doctor from the MERIT vehicle. He was taken to the Major Trauma Centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with the doctor travelling with the crew.
“There were five people in the car. A woman estimated to be in her 20s who had been on the near side of the car had suffered back pain. She was immobilised as a precaution using a neck collar and spinal board.
“A man estimated to be in his 40s was complaining of shoulder pain, while a woman of about the same age had suspected glass in her eyes. A girl in the car was complaining of having a headache. All four were taken to City Hospital.
“The driver of the car was checked over at the scene but did not travel to hospital.”