Two crashes; two motorbikes; two broken legs; two completely separate locations just 11 minutes apart

Wednesday 17th February 2016 – 9.10am – Murray MacGregor.

Two motorcyclists suffered broken legs after separate crashes in two completely different locations, within 11 minutes of each other overnight.

The first happened in the Quinton area of Birmingham at 12.18am; the second happened in Coventry at 12.29am.

An ambulance and the MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the initial incident in West Boulevard after a motorcyclist collided with a parked car.

The man in his 30s suffered a badly broken left leg and a right arm injury. After advanced pain relief from the doctor, the ambulance staff were able to straighten and splint his leg before he was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham; the doctor travelled with the crew.

The second incident happened at the junction of London Road and Acacia Avenue in Coventry.

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer attended this incident.

The motorbike had collided with the driver’s side of a car causing significant damage to the bike and car.

Like the other incident, the 31 year old rider suffered a broken left leg. He was taken to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

The car driver was uninjured.

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MERIT vehicle at RTC

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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