Friday 15th July 2016 – 8.20am – Murray MacGregor.
A motorcyclist has suffered multiple injuries after a crash on the M5 motorway yesterday.
The incident happened at about 3.35pm on Thursday afternoon on the southbound carriageway between junctions 2 and 3, but both carriageways were closed to allow emergency services to work safely at the scene.
The first help on scene were four members from St John Ambulance who were on a driver training course and came across the incident. They stopped to offer assistance and helped the staff from West Midlands Ambulance Service at the scene.
In total, an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a trauma doctor on board were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a motorcyclist, a man in his 50s, in the central reservation.
“He had suffered multiple serious injuries. Given his position and level of injuries crews had to use extreme caution to safely extricate him.
“He was taken by land ambulance to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; the doctor and critical care paramedic from the air ambulance travelled with the ambulance to continue treatment en route.”