Motorcyclist trapped beneath van in Staffordshire

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Friday 12th June 2015 – 4.50pm – Claire Brown.

A man on a motorcycle has had to be sedated by doctors at the scene of a road traffic collision which left him trapped beneath a van in Woodseaves this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A519 in Woodseaves, Staffordshire at 2.45pm (Friday). Two local community first responders, an ambulance, a community paramedic, a senior paramedic officer, a North Staffordshire BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a motorcyclist and a van which had been involved in a collision. The motorcyclist, a 50-year-old man, was trapped underneath the van.

“Whilst ambulance staff and the medics began to assess and treat the man, the fire service worked quickly to lift the van to release him. The man had sustained serious pelvic, chest, face and leg injuries. The doctors and ambulance staff worked as a team to administer pain relief and fluids. Due to the man’s condition, the doctors sedated him to help stabilise him on scene. Once stable, the man was immobilised with a neck collar and scoop stretcher and carried to the awaiting air ambulance.

“The man was then flown to Royal Stoke University Hospital, a major trauma centre, for further emergency care. A doctor continued treatment and monitoring en route to A&E.”


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