Sunday 26th April 2015 – 8.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A man was thrown approximately 5m from a quad bike and subsequently taken to one of the region’s major trauma centres following a road traffic collision in Tipton this afternoon.
The incident occurred near to the Gospel Oak public house on Gospel Oak Road just before 5.25pm and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, with a doctor on board, to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car and a quad bike that had been in collision.
“A man in his 20s, who is believed to be the passenger, was thrown around 5m from the quad in the incident.
“It is believed he was not wearing a helmet at the time and had suffered a significant head injury which was contributing towards a reduced level of consciousness.
“He was also treated for a fractured leg and was immobilised with the use of a leg splint. The doctor administered pain relief before the man was taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham by land ambulance.
“The driver of the car, a man, was assessed at scene but was uninjured in the incident.
“Thanks go to the staff of Tipton Sports Academy who voluntarily opened their premises in order to allow the air ambulance to land, meaning the doctor could quickly assist with treating the patient.”