Motorcyclist thrown 30 metres in road traffic collision

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Friday 2nd October 2015 – 4.40pm – Claire Brown.

A motorcyclist ended up 30 metres further down the road after being involved in a collision with a car in Erdington this afternoon.

The incident happened at the junction of Sycamore Road and Goosemore Lane, Erdington, Birmingham just after 3.00pm (Friday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a BASICS doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When the ambulance service arrived, local police officers were already on scene administering excellent aid to the biker who was found to be unconscious.

“Whilst ambulance staff started to assess and treat the man, believed to be in his 20s, he regained consciousness and was in a lot of pain. He had sustained a head injury, abdominal pain, a fractured upper leg and knee as well as a suspected fractured pelvis. The doctor and ambulance staff worked as a team to quickly administer pain relief to help ease his discomfort.

“Once the analgesia had taken effect and he was more stable, the team carefully immobilised the man with a neck collar, spinal board and leg splint before he was transferred to the waiting helicopter and airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; a major trauma centre.

“The driver of the car, a man in his 60s, was understandably shaken but was uninjured and didn’t require hospital treatment.”


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