Leathers saved this motorcyclist’s skin

Saturday 21st March 2015 – 4pm – Chris Kowalik.

A motorcyclist who came off his bike and skidded approx. 60 yards averted serious injury thanks to his leathers and helmet.

The biker, a man in his twenties, was thrown from his machine and came to rest on a grass verge off the B4176 near Claverley. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called shortly after 11.10am today. An advanced community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic medical first responder, an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The motorcyclist was involved in a collision which resulted in him coming off his bike and skidding along the road for approx. 60 yards.

“Fortunately he had only a minor leg injury which was treated at the scene and he was taken to Princess Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“Had he not been wearing his leathers, his injuries would have been far more serious.”

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