Monday 6th April 2015 – 7.45pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A motorcyclist has been airlifted to one of the region’s major trauma centres after suffering serious injuries in Staffordshire this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Teddesley Road, Penkridge – underneath a M6 motorway bridge – shortly before 5.45pm and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, two doctors, a community first responder and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a man in his 30s who had been thrown from his motorbike following a collision with a car.
“The man had gone into cardiac arrest as a result of the incident and CPR had already been started prior to our arrival.
“Ambulance crews took over to begin advanced life support and after managing to re-establish a pulse, the man was anesthetised before being airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment.
“Unfortunately, the man’s injuries are thought to be extremely serious.
“The driver of the car was assessed at scene but did not require any further treatment.”