Saturday 19th September 2015 – 7.15pm – John Hawker.
Two teenagers had a miraculous escape this morning after the motorbike they were riding was in collision with a bus in Birmingham.
The crash occurred at the junction of Longdales Road and Bracken Way, Kings Norton at around 9.35am. Two ambulances, a rapid response paramedic and a paramedic officer attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a motorcycle that had been in collision with a bus and was trapped underneath it.
“Unbelievably, the two teenage boys who had been on the bike at the time of the crash had only suffered relatively minor injuries, despite not wearing any safety equipment at all, including helmets.
“A fifteen year old was treated by medics for neck, back and pelvic pain and an eighteen year old was treated for shoulder, pelvic and back pain. Both men were transferred by land ambulances to hospital for further treatment; the fifteen year old to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the eighteen year old to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
“We cannot stress enough to people riding motorcycles how important it is to wear safety clothing, especially a helmet. These two boys are extremely fortunate not to have been seriously or fatally injured in this crash.”
We have no further details on this incident.