A motorcyclist has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after clipping the side of a van

Monday 15th February 2016 – 9.23pm – Murray MacGregor.

A teenage motorcyclist has been airlifted after colliding with the side of a van going in the opposite direction.

The incident happened on Monks Park Lane at Mancetter near Atherstone at around 12.40pm on Monday lunchtime.

An ambulance and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found the bike and van damaged.

“The 18 year old rider had suffered a broken leg, but his leathers had saved him from other injuries.

“He was immobilised at scene. The doctor from the helicopter gave him strong pain relief which allowed the man’s leg to be straightened and splinted before he was airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

“The air ambulance was able to land on a golf course fairway right next to where the incident happened.

“Thankfully, the van driver was uninjured.

“Considering what could have happened, the outcome might have been very different.”

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