Sunday 14th June 2015 – 7.15pm – Claire Brown.
A motorcyclist who ended up in a ditch following a collision in Stratford-upon-Avon had to be anaesthetised on scene before being airlifted to A&E.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a motorbike and a car on the Birmingham Road in Bishopton at 2.45pm this afternoon (Sunday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor on board were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival at the scene ambulance staff found a motorcyclist who had come off his bike and had landed in a ditch at the side of the road. Upon assessment by the team of medics, he was found to have sustained multiple traumatic injuries.
“Due to the man’s serious injuries, the doctor took the decision to anaesthetise him at the roadside in order to try to stabilise his condition.
“The man was then quickly transferred to the awaiting helicopter before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, a major trauma centre, for further emergency care.
“The man was in a critical condition upon arrival at hospital.”