Thursday 2nd June 2016 – 1.20pm – Claire Brown.
A motorcyclist who suffered multiple injuries following a collision in Rubery needed advanced pain relief by ambulance staff this morning.
The incident happened on the A38 heading towards junction 4 of the M5 at 10.30am (Thursday). An ambulance, a community paramedic, a paramedic area support officer, a senior paramedic officer and a West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) team doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The motorcyclist, a man believed to be in his 20s, sustained multiple injuries after coming off his bike. The team of ambulance staff and the doctor administered advanced pain relief to the man in order to stabilise his condition at the scene. Once the drugs had taken effect, the man was fully immobilised using a neck collar, spinal board, leg splint and pelvic splint to prevent further movement.
“The man was then transferred by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further trauma care.”