Friday 9th September 2016 – 8.00am – Claire Brown.
Despite the best efforts of ambulance staff, police and hospital medics a motorcyclist sadly died following a collision in Birmingham yesterday.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received multiple 999 calls to reports of a collision involving a motorcyclist and a double-decker bus on the Pershore Road in Selly Park at 2.45pm (Thursday). A passing senior paramedic officer came across the incident and was quickly backed up by an ambulance, a responder paramedic and a MERIT trauma doctor.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The paramedic officer first on scene found a biker who had been seriously injured following a collision with a bus. The paramedic, with help from an off-duty police officer, began to administer trauma treatment to the injured biker and was quickly joined by ambulance colleagues thanks to the swift coordination of the Trust’s control room.
“The motorcyclist, a man, was in a critical condition and required advanced trauma care at the scene before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The doctor travelled in the ambulance to continue treatment en route.
“Sadly, the man’s condition deteriorated upon arrival at hospital and despite resuscitation efforts nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead a short time later.”