Wednesday 24th June 2015 – 6.00am – Murray MacGregor.
Another motorcyclist has his helmet to thank for saving his life.
When ambulance staff arrived at the scene of the crash outside the Winking Man pub on Buxton Road, Upper Hulme near Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands, they found the helmet had actually cracked by the force of him hitting the ground.
A rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire attended the scene after a call at 11.00am on Wednesday morning.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The incident involved a collision between the motorcycle and a car which resulted in damage to the front of the car and the bike.
“The rider, who was approximately 40 years old, ended up on one side of the road while the bike was on the other side.
“A fellow motorist reported that when he had arrived at the injured rider he was initially unconscious but came round.
“He had suffered a potentially serious chest injury, had grazing to both legs and was treated for a potential head injury due to the damage to the helmet.
“He was immobilised before being airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
“The car driver was uninjured.”