Biker injured in Erdington

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Thursday 17th July 2013 – 4.30pm – Claire Brown.

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received multiple 999 calls to reports of a collision at the junction of the Tyburn Road and Kingsbury Road, Erdington, shortly before 2.15pm earlier today (Thursday). Two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene. The Midlands Air Ambulance was requested but later stood down as it was not required.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a motorcyclist which had been involved in a collision.

“The motorcyclist, a man believed to be in his 40s, sustained a fractured leg and a suspected fractured pelvis. Ambulance staff worked as a team to stabilise the man’s condition by administering pain relief before immobilising him with a leg splint, pelvic splint, neck collar and spinal board to prevent further movement.

“The man was then taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Heartlands Hospital.

“The driver of the car, a woman, was assessed for chest pain and taken to the same hospital as a precaution.”

ENDS

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