Motorcyclist dies after collision with van

Wednesday 19th July 2017 – 3.12pm – Murray MacGregor.

A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a white panel van.

The crash happened at the junction of the A4091 and Salts Lane, Drayton Bassett near Tamworth at about 10.50am this morning (Wednesday).

A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor on board were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found members of the public carrying out resuscitation on the motorbike rider.

“The man had suffered very serious injuries.  Ambulance staff took over his care and carried out advanced life support, but sadly, despite all efforts, it wasn’t possible to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The 47-year-old van driver was assessed at the scene.  He had some minor injuries and was discharged with advice.



West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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