“He was very lucky purely because he was wearing the correct protective gear”

HE WAS VERY LUCKY PURELY BECAUSE HE WAS WEARING THE CORRECT PROTECTIVE GEAR 150115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 15th January 2015 – 4.30pm – Claire Brown.

This was the comment from Birmingham Responder Paramedic Jack Lewis after attending a road traffic collision involving a motorcyclist in Harborne this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a collision involving a car and a motorcyclist in Lordswood Road, Harborne shortly after 11.00am (Thursday). An ambulance and a responder paramedic with a student paramedic on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a badly damaged motorbike and a car with damage to it’s side. The motorcyclist, a 23-year-old man, was suffering from pain in his side. Ambulance staff assessed the man and found he had sustained a suspected injury to his upper leg and pelvis.

“The man was given pain relief and immobilised onto a spinal board before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further investigation.

“The driver of the car was assessed but suffered no injuries.

“If it hadn’t have been for the motorcyclists protective gear, he would have almost certainly suffered more serious injuries.”

 

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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