Biker fractures leg and wrist after colliding with central reservation

Tuesday 21st April 2015 – 10pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

MERIT Van (from back)

A motorcyclist has been treated for a fractured leg and wrist after colliding with the kerb and central reservation in Sutton Coldfield tonight.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Lichfield Road in Curdworth shortly before 7pm and sent an ambulance, a rapid response paramedic, a community paramedic, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man had reportedly fallen from his bike on the way home from a nearby bikers’ meeting. Crews were told that after losing control of the bike, the man collided with a kerb before also hitting the central reservation.

“The biker, believed to be in his 40s, was treated for fractures to his right leg and right wrist. He was given pain relief to stabilise his condition and immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher. He also had his leg splinted.

“He was then taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham by land ambulance for further assessment. The doctor travelled with the patient to continue treatment en-route to the hospital.”


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