A motorcyclist has been airlifted to a major trauma centre

Wednesday 27th June 2018 – 9.35am – Murray MacGregor.

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after suffering potentially serious injuries after a collision with a 4×4 vehicle.

It happened at about 5.20pm in Rye Street in the Birtsmorton area of South Worcestershire.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were initially sent. An ambulance from South Western Ambulance Service also attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival ambulance staff found a motorcycle that was badly damaged; the fuel tank had split after the collision with the side of the 4×4 vehicle.

“After an initial assessment of the patient, the crews requested a doctor be sent to the scene so the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford was also dispatched.

“The rider, who is in his 40s, had suffered multiple injuries.  His had a splint applied, was immobilised and given pain relief before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The driver of the 4×4 was uninjured.”

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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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