Motorcyclist airlifted to trauma unit

HMED 09 at UHNS

Saturday 10th January 2015 – 6.40pm – Suzie Wheaton.

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital following an incident in Shropshire today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to Whitchurch Road in Wem shortly before 3.45pm this afternoon.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a motorcyclist who had become injured after coming off his bike and colliding with a hedge.

“On arrival at the scene, crews treated the motorcyclist, a man in his 50’s, for injuries to his chest, pelvis and leg.

“The man, who was very cold, was fully immobilised, given pain relief and warmed up with blankets at the scene before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.”

Ends

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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