Friday 15th July 2016 – 9.00am – Claire Brown.
A single motorcycle collision last night in Shropshire saw a man receive pre-hospital care by a team of ambulance staff and medics.
An off duty doctor stopped to render aid to the injured motorcyclist together with passers-by until West Midlands Ambulance Service arrived after receiving the 999 call just after 7.00pm to the junction of the A41 and Bletchley Road, Bletchley, Market Drayton.
The Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill landed at the scene joining a critical care paramedic and MERIT trauma doctor from Cosfords Midlands Air Ambulance who responded by car. Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a second MERIT trauma doctor were also sent.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a motorcyclist, a man in his 50s, being given excellent first aid by an off duty doctor and members of the public.
“It was quickly evident that the man had sustained very serious injuries which required advanced trauma care at the roadside in order to stabilise his condition.
“Ambulance staff worked as a team to provide a range of pre-hospital treatment to the man before he was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital for specialist trauma treatment; a MERIT doctor travelled to provide ongoing care.”