Sunday 23rd August 2015 – 8.00pm – John Hawker.
Two motorcyclists have been injured, one seriously following a crash in North Staffordshire this lunchtime.
The crash occurred on the A523, opposite Rudyard Lake, near Rushton Spencer at around 12.25pm. An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “It is believed that four motorcyclists had been travelling together when two of them where in a serious collision.
“One biker, a man believed to be 30 years old, was thrown from his machine around 20 feet from the road and was in collision with a stone gatepost and stone wall.
“The man had suffered serious back and serious leg injuries. He received emergency treatment at the scene from medics including pain relief and the use of trauma splints.
“Once the mans condition was stabilised, he was flown to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency treatment. The man was wearing full motorcycle safety clothing which medics believe helped to prevent life threatening injuries.
“A second man, travelling on a separate motorcycle, had also become separated from his machine and suffered serious gravel rash to his posterior, legs, and arm.
“He also received emergency treatment at the scene from medics and was transferred by land ambulance to the same hospital for further treatment. “Unfortunately this biker appeared to be wearing normal clothing and not motorcycle safety clothing.
“The group of bikers are believed to have all been riding together on a day out from the Manchester area.”
We have no further details on this incident.