Wednesday 7th May 2014 – 10.30am – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A motorcyclist has been anaesthetised and airlifted to a major trauma centre following a collision with a car in Bromsgrove this morning (Wednesday).
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Fockbury Road in Dodford shortly after 7.35am.
A non-emergency Patient Transport Service vehicle came across the incident. The crew provided aid until the arrival of two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford which carries a specialist trauma doctor.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a motorbike that had been in collision with a car.
“The rider, a man believed to be in his 40s, was found some distance from the bike. He had suffered serious head injuries and as a result the doctor from the air ambulance anaesthetised him at the scene.
“After stabilising his condition, he was airlifted to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“There were three people travelling in the car, a father and two young daughters, thankfully none of them were hurt but were understandably shaken by the crash.
“Due to the seriousness of the collision, the road had to be closed which caused significant traffic disruption in the area.”