Thursday 25th August 2016 – 10.30am – Claire Brown.
A motorcyclist, whose helmet ended up 50 metres down the road following a collision with a car, has been taken to a major trauma centre this morning.
The incident happened on Saltwells Road, Netherton shortly after 7.30am (Thursday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a senior paramedic officer attended the scene together with police and fire colleagues.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a motorcyclist who had come off his bike after a collision with a car; the biker’s helmet had come off in the collision and was found 50 metres down the road.
“The biker, a 21-year-old man, was assessed by ambulance staff who found he had sustained multiple serious injuries with several fractures as well as numerous abrasions. He was given pain relief and oxygen to help stabilise his condition whilst his injuries were carefully immobilised. The man was then taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for further specialist treatment.
“The driver of the car, a man, sustained minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.”