Saturday 3rd May 2014 – 9.30pm – Suzie Fothergill.
West Midlands Ambulance Service is appealing to all road users to look out for each other following a series of fatal and serious road traffic collisions involving motorcycles around the region today.
Crews were called to Wolverhampton Street in Darlaston, Wednesbury shortly before 2.55pm this afternoon to reports of a car and motorcycle that had been in collision.
An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were dispatched to the scene.
A motorcyclist, a man in his 30’s, was treated for a pelvic injury and fractures to his leg and arm. He was given pain relief at the scene before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was later called to the Birmingham Road in Pathlow in Stratford Upon Avon at approximately 4.30pm to a motorcyclist who had reportedly fallen from his bike colliding with a car.
An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire air ambulance attended the scene.
Crews arrived to find the motorcyclist underneath the car. With the assistance of bystanders the man was freed and full resuscitation attempts were carried out. Unfortunately despite best efforts nothing could be done to save the man and sadly he was confirmed deceased at the scene.
An ambulance, two rapid response vehicles and two Midlands Air Ambulances; one from Cosford and one from Strensham rushed to scene of another motorcycle incident on Monkland Road in Leominster at 5.05pm.
The motorcycle, which had been carrying two people, had been in collision with a car. The driver of the motorcycle, a man, was immediately assessed by ambulance crews but unfortunately it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.
The pillion, a woman, was found in an eight foot ditch which was not visible from the road. The woman was treated at the scene for significant injuries to her arm and lower leg. The woman was fully immobilised and given pain relief before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and specialist treatment.
At approximately 5.15pm ambulance crews were called to the junction of Clare Avenue and Arnold Grove in Bradwell, Newcastle upon Lyme.
An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and a BASICS Doctor arrived to find a car and a motorcycle that had collided.
Crews assessed the motorcyclist and immediately began full resuscitation attempts. Tragically, despite best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.