Motorcyclist badly hurt

Tuesday 25th July 2017 – 5.30pm – Murray MacGregor.

A motorcyclist has been anaesthetised at the scene of an incident in Coventry.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Radford Road and Bede Road at about 2.50pm on Tuesday afternoon.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer initially responded but they requested the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance due to the severity of the rider’s injuries.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Exactly what happened was not clear but the rider was found a short distance from the bike he had been on.

The man, who was estimated to be in his 20s had suffered very serious chest and facial injuries.  Ambulance staff and the doctor from the aircraft carried out a number of procedures at the scene to stabilise his condition.

“He was then anaesthetised, immobilised and had a pelvic binder put in place before being taken on blue lights by land ambulance to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire; the doctor travelled with the ambulance.

“There were no other injuries.”

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Written by officialwmas

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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