Sunday 25th May 2014 – 4.50pm – Claire Brown.
Ambulance staff and medics successfully resuscitated a woman at the roadside following a collision between a motorcycle and a car in Coventry this morning.
The incident happened on Tamworth Road in Keresley End, Coventry, at 11.40am (Sunday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with two doctors on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The pillion and rider had both been thrown from the motorcycle in the collision. Passing police officers were administering treatment when ambulance staff arrived.
“The woman pillion, in her 50s, suffered multiple injuries and was in cardiac arrest. Ambulance crews and the two doctors worked as a team to perform CPR on the woman and administered pre-hospital emergency interventions on scene to further aid their efforts. After several minutes of resuscitation, crews managed to successfully restart her heart. She was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, a regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment. The two doctors travelled in the ambulance to continue treatment en route. The woman was said to be in a critical condition upon arrival at hospital.
“The rider, a man in his 50s, was conscious and breathing but had sustained a nasty fracture to his arm as well as pelvic injuries. The man was given pain relief before he was immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board, pelvic splint and arm splint. An ambulance crew conveyed the man to the same hospital on blue lights and sirens.”