Saturday 11th July 2015 – 2.15pm – Claire Brown.
A motorcyclist had to be sedated by medics at the scene of a road traffic collision in Stoke-on-Trent this morning after a collision with a van left him with serious injuries.
The incident happened in Congleton Road, Biddulph at 8.15am this morning (Saturday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a motorcyclist and a van which had been involved in a serious collision. The motorcyclist, a man believed to be in his 30s, was unconscious and upon assessment was found to have sustained a nasty leg fracture, a head injury and suspected internal injuries.
“Due to the man’s serious injuries the trauma doctor decided to sedate the man on scene in order to stabilise his condition. An off duty GP, who stopped to help, worked alongside the medics to administer fluids and further drug therapy before he was immobilised and taken by land ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency treatment.
“The man’s condition was described as critical.”