Man airlifted after fall from motorbike on dirt track in Wolverhampton

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Sunday 19th April 2015 – 7.55pm – Claire Brown.

A man sustained a head injury and fractured collarbone after falling from a motorbike in Wolverhampton this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a dirt track off Blackhalve Lane in Wolverhampton at around 3.15pm (Sunday). Two ambulances, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board and the Hazardous Area Response Team were sent.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A passer-by was flagged down to call 999 after children reported a motorcyclist had injured himself nearby.

“Upon arrival ambulance staff were directed by the children down a dirt track on foot and found the man, in his 50s. Upon assessment ambulance staff and the medic found he had sustained a head injury and a fractured collarbone. The man was carefully immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board and carried to the awaiting helicopter before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further treatment.”


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