Moped rider seriously injured

Thursday 18th June 2015 – 6.00pm – John Hawker.

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A moped rider has been seriously injured following an RTC in Cannock this afternoon.

The incident occurred at around 4.25pm on Longford Road, Cannock. A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a moped that had left the road and been in a significant collision with a telegraph pole.

“The rider, a man in his early 60’s, was being helped by two district nurses who had stopped to assist.

“The man had suffered serious leg injuries and a suspected head injury and received treatment from paramedics. Due to his injuries the man was anaesthetised by the trauma Doctor and was then airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency treatment.

“Unfortunately, the man’s injuries were very serious.”

Ends

We have no further details on this incident.

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