Motorcyclist suffers serious leg injuries in Stoke-on-Trent

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Thursday 16th July 2015 – 5.30pm – Claire Brown.

A motorcyclist has suffered serious leg injuries following a collision with a car in Newcastle-under-Lyme this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the A519 Clayton Road and Kingsbridge Avenue at 4.00pm (Thursday). A paramedic area support officer, a local community first responder, an ambulance and a BASICS doctor attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found off duty nurses caring for the motorcyclist, a 51-year-old man, who had sustained multiple fractures to his leg as well as a suspected fracture to his chest, an arm injury and extensive bruising to his side.

“The man was given strong pain relief to help stabilise his condition by ambulance staff at the roadside to enable the doctor to further assess his nasty leg injury.

“The man was fully immobilised and his leg was splinted to prevent further movement before being taken to nearby Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency treatment.

“No one else required hospital care.”

ENDS

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