Biker’s decision to wrap up in hot weather proves a wise one

Thursday 24th July 2014 – 3.40pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Ambulance Bonnet

“I dread to think what her injuries might have been had she not been wearing protective clothing,” were the words of a paramedic area support officer who attended a road traffic collision involving a female biker in Staffordshire this morning.

The woman, believed to be in her 40s, was involved in a collision with a car near to Swift Service Station on Clayton Road, Newcastle, at 10.25am and although still suffering a number of injuries, her decision to wear protective gear appears to have saved her from a much more serious outcome.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and a paramedic area support officer to the scene. The police were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to discover a motorbike and car that had been in collision.

“The woman riding the motorbike was treated by paramedics for fractures to her arm and wrist whilst she had also suffered rib injuries. She was then taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further assessment.

“Taking the decision to wear fully protective clothing, despite the extremely hot conditions, has almost certainly saved her from more serious injuries.”


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