Thursday 17th December 2015 – 6.57pm – Murray MacGregor.
A motorcyclist has been sedated by an advanced paramedic after suffering potentially serious injuries after his bike collided with a van.
The crash happened on the A38 at Lydiate Ash, just off junction 4 of the M5 motorway.
An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the aircrew from the Midlands Air Ambulance at Strensham, who were in a response car, were sent to the scene after the crash at shortly before 5.30pm on Thursday evening.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found the crash scene at the junction of Lydiate Ash Road. There was a van that had damage to the driver’s side front wheel. The bike was close by.
“People at the scene told ambulance staff that the rider had been thrown over the bonnet of the van and had landed some distance away.
“Although the man riding the bike, who was estimated to be in his 20s, had taken his helmet off, ambulance staff assessed him as having a head injury. As a result, he was sedated by one of the critical care paramedics from the air ambulance.
“He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board and had a pelvic binder applied. He was complaining of pelvic and lower limb pain.
“After treatment at the scene, he was taken to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“Crews reported roads in the area being extremely busy due to the emergency services working at the scene.”