The value of a motorcycle helmet cannot be underestimated

A448 at Enville (23-06-15)

Tuesday 23rd June 2015 – 8.40pm – Murray MacGregor.

A motorcyclist has his helmet to thank for not suffering more serious injuries after a crash with a van.

The collision happened at about 2.30pm on Tuesday afternoon on the A458 Stourbridge to Bridgnorth road at Cote Cottages near Enville.

A rapid response vehicle was quickly on scene and was backed up by an ambulance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found the rider, a man in his 40s, half on the verge and half on the road.

“The motorcycle had suffered significant damage to the left hand side.

“Initial reports suggested that the rider had lost consciousness briefly after a collision with a van; a lorry was also at the scene.

“The motorcyclist’s helmet had a 2 to 3 inch dent in it, but he’d managed to get it off himself. He was also complaining of a right shoulder injury. He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board and underwent a full trauma assessment on the back of the ambulance.

“He was given pain relief before being taken to Russells Hall Hospital.

“The man driving the van was unhurt and discharged on scene.”

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