Motorcyclist taken to major trauma centre

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Sunday 31st January 2016 – 12.15am – Claire Brown.

A collision between a motorbike and a car in the Black Country has left one man needing major trauma care by ambulance and hospital medics.

The incident happened at the junction of Rowley Village and Mackmillan Road, Rowley Regis, shortly after 9.15pm (Saturday). Three ambulances, a community paramedic, HART critical care paramedics and a MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The motorcyclist, a man, sustained serious injuries in the collision. His condition was such that it called for the specialist skills of the doctor and critical care paramedics together with help from their ambulance colleagues to stabilise him at the roadside.

“The man was given advanced medical care before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for further treatment.

“One occupant from the car, which also collided with a wall in the collision, was assessed and treated by ambulance staff after suffering a facial injury as well as neck and upper back pain. The patient was conveyed to Russells Hall Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”


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