Monday 20th April 2015 – 7.00pm – Murray MacGregor.
A quad biker, who wasn’t wearing a helmet, has suffered a serious head injury as well as suffering several fractures after a crash in the Black Country.
The incident happened on Lunt Road in Bilston at just before 5.00pm on Monday afternoon.
A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were initially sent to the scene, before they requested an air ambulance due to the serious nature of the incident. The Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire was then sent to the scene landing at Greenacres School in Lonsdale Road.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a man in his early 20s who had been thrown from a quad bike and landed in a garden. The machine was badly damaged as was a nearby wall and lamppost.
“Unfortunately, the patient wasn’t wearing a helmet and was briefly knocked unconscious.
“As well as a head injury, the man had suffered a badly broken left leg and a potentially fractured pelvis.
“The man was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board. In addition his leg and pelvis were splinted.
“He was taken from the scene to the air ambulance which then airlifted him to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for specialist care.”