Motorcyclist airlifted to major trauma centre from Shifnal crash

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Friday 29th August 2014 – 3.20pm – Claire Brown.

A motorcyclist has received specialist medical care at the roadside before being airlifted to a major trauma centre following a road traffic collision in Shropshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Broadway in Shifnal at 11.50am this morning (Friday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival crews found a man in his 40s, a motorcyclist, who had come off his bike following a collision with a car. The man had reportedly been thrown some distance and, upon assessment, ambulance staff found he had sustained multiple limb fractures as well as a nasty facial injury.

“The man was given pain relief before the paramedics and trauma doctor worked as a team to assess his injuries. They carefully immobilised the man with a neck collar, spinal board and splints to prevent further movement of the injured limbs before he was carried to the awaiting helicopter. The man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for further treatment.”

 

ENDS

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