Two motorcyclists to major trauma centre

TWO MOTORCYCLISTS TO MAJOR TRAUMA CENTRE

Sunday 13th March 2016 – 7.00pm – Claire Brown.

A collision between two motorcyclists left one man needing trauma care in Staffordshire today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A51 just after the turning for the A519 in Cotes Heath, near Swynnerton at 11.30am this morning (Sunday). Two ambulances, two BASICS emergency doctors and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found two motorcyclists being cared for by a team of bystanders who had stopped to help following the collision.

“One motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, was in a serious condition which required a range of advanced trauma treatment by the doctors and ambulance staff. The man had sustained multiple injuries and, once his condition had been stabilised on scene he was immobilised and immediately alerted to Royal Stoke University Hospital, a major trauma centre, for further treatment.

“The second biker, a man in his 50s, had suffered less serious injuries but required treatment on scene before being taken to the same hospital.

“It is always a welcomed sight to ambulance staff when patients are being cared for as they arrive on scene. Thank you to the many bystanders who were providing excellent care and assistance to both men.”

ENDS

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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