Monday 26th October 2015 – 7.10am – Murray MacGregor.
A motorcyclist has died and his pillion passenger has been injured in a road traffic collision involving a road sign.
A paramedic area support officer came across the crash scene at about 1.30am this morning (Monday) at the junction of Woodrow Drive and Woodrow South in Redditch.
An ambulance arrived four minutes after the area support officer discovered the crash. They were backed up by a second ambulance and the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said “Unfortunately, it was almost immediately clear that there was nothing that could be done to save the motorcycle rider and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
“The pillion passenger, who was estimated to be in his late teens, was disorientated and complaining of chest, left arm and left leg injuries.
“He was treated at the scene by ambulance staff before being taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch by ambulance.
“Ambulance staff would like to thank a woman who stopped to offer assistance in the very early stages of the incident.”