Motorcyclist suffers multiple injuries


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.”



  1. This incident took place, about 100yds in front of me.
    I really hope the rider is doing well & has a speedy recovery.


      Hi Michael,

      The police are looking for witnesses for this accident. If you have any information (no matter how small) please let them know. Unfortunately the motorcyclist was my Dad and he is still in intensive care at the moment. We are struggling to piece together what happened to him and it would really help with any information you may have.
      Thank you for your help!

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