Motorcyclist badly injured in Shropshire



Friday 14th August 2015 – 10pm – Chris Kowalik.


A badly injured motorcyclist has been taken to a major trauma centre after a crash with a horse box north of Craven Arms.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A49 near Wistanstow at 7pm today.

An advanced community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew, the MERIT trauma team consisting of a trauma doctor and critical care practitioner and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham in Worcestershire attended. A passing community first responder also stopped to help.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The motorcyclist had a serious head injury, a chest injury and multiple fractures. At the scene, the ambulance crew decompressed his chest and the trauma doctor anaesthetised him and maintained his airway.

“He was taken by land ambulance initially to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for a blood transfusion, then transferred to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment.”

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