Investment in safety clothing pays dividends for biker

Tuesday 19th August 2014 – 11.40am – John Hawker.

A biker has seen his investment in full leathers with body armour pay dividends after a serious RTC in Warwickshire this morning.

“The crash occurred on the A429, near Charelcote at around 8.30am.  A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a motorcycle and a pick-up style truck that had been in a significant collision.  It appears once the motorcyclist had become separated from his bike that he had travelled a considerable distance along the ground.

“The man, believed to be in his 40’s, was treated for a shoulder injury and a dislocated knee and also received pain relief.  The man’s knee was put back in place at the scene by medics and he was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

“Due to the safety equipment worn by the man it appears to have saved him from suffering any gravel rash injuries and also undoubtedly helped to minimise other injuries.  It was definitely money well spent.”


We have no further details on this incident.


  1. I’d like to thank the crews who attended to me in this accident. Their care was incredible and am still stunned at how quickly the rapid response unit arrived. It was such relief through my pain to hear the sirens so soon. My injuries were significant. I’ve had 2 operations so far and due 2 more in coming months. Prognosis is good though and I should make full recovery in 18months. I’m also so glad that I had invested in high quality protective gear. I can’t imagine dealing with road rash on top of this. It always made me wince when I saw bikers in jeans and T-shirts. So if any bikers read this, I know it can be expensive, I spent close to £1k on mine, but given what happened to me, it’s worth every penny. One of my abiding memories was sliding down the road, watching the cats eyes go past my visor and thinking I can’t feel any burning.
    Thank you all who came to my aid

    1. Thank you for the kind comments Gordon. I hope your long road to full recovery continues to progress as well as it can. We’ll make sure your comment get passed on to all of the crews involved.

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