Tuesday 16th September 2014 – 11.20am – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A biker has suffered a serious head injury after he was thrown approximately 20ft from his vehicle following a collision with a lorry in Dudley this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on the junction of Stourbridge Road and Wellington Road at 7.20am and sent an ambulance and a paramedic area support officer to the scene. The crew of the Midlands Air Ambulance based in Cosford, which included a BASICS doctor, also attended by blue-light car.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find the patient, a man believed to be 40-years-old, lying on the ground approximately 20ft away from his three-wheeled motorbike.
“Crews were told that the man had been thrown from his motorbike following a collision with a lorry.
“It quickly became apparent that the man had suffered a significant head injury in the incident as well as a suspected fractured pelvis.
“Due to the serious nature of his injuries, the doctor gave him an anaesthetic at scene before he was transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. The doctor travelled with the patient to continue emergency medical treatment en-route.
“Unfortunately, the man’s injuries were considered extremely serious.
“The driver of the lorry was uninjured in the incident.”