Friday 18th September 2015 – 7.15am – Claire Brown.
Two men have been left with serious injuries after they were thrown five metres off their motorcycle following a collision with a car last night in Birmingham.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Radnor Road in Handsworth at 8.15pm last night (Thursday) to reports of a collision between a car and a motorcycle. Two ambulances, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic (CCP) were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find the motorcyclist and pillion on the floor with serious injuries after reportedly being throw five metres off their motorbike in the collision.
“One man, believed to be in his 20s, sustained multiple fractures to his lower limbs. He received advanced pain relief and other drug interventions to help stabilise his condition before he was carefully immobilised.
“The second man, in his 30s, was assessed and found to have a suspected head injury and a suspected pelvic fracture in addition to a fractured leg and swollen abdomen. The ambulance crews, doctor and CCP worked to administer trauma care to the man which included pain relief and a drug to treat bleeding problems. Once in a more stable condition, the team immobilised the man with a pelvic binder and scoop stretcher.
“Both patients were alerted into Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a specialist trauma centre, for further emergency care. The doctor and CCP travelled in the ambulances to hospital.”