Thursday 11th June 2015 – 9.15pm – Claire Brown.
An elderly biker could have suffered more serious injuries after a collision with a car and a hedge in Newcastle-under-Lyme but his leathers did just the trick.
The incident happened on the A53 in Butterton shortly after 6.15pm this evening (Thursday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and a North Staffordshire BASICS doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a biker being cared for by off duty medical staff. The man in his 70s had come off his bike and had ended up in a hedge at the side of the road following a collision with a car.
“The man had been wearing full protective gear which had been shredded during the impact with the dense hedge.
“Upon assessment ambulance staff found he had sustained shoulder and arm injuries and a suspected fractured leg. He was given pain relief before being carefully immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board. The man was then taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment.
“If the man didn’t have biker gear on his injures would have been more serious.”