Motorbike leathers do their job

Friday 27th May 2016 – 8.40am – Murray MacGregor.

A motorcyclist has his leathers to thank for saving his life according to the paramedics who treated him after a crash last night.

The 24 year old was involved in the crash in Witton Lodge Road in Erdington at 11.20pm last night.

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The initial report was that the rider was unconscious but when ambulance staff arrived he was fully conscious.  The 24 year old was found some distance away from where his badly damaged bike was.  A parked car was also damaged nearby.

“The man had suffered chest injuries but the full ‘leathers’ that he was wearing had done their job and protected from many other injuries.

“He was immobilised before being taken on blue lights to Heartlands Hospital where medics were on standby for his arrival.

“Once again, the value of wearing motorcycle leathers cannot be underestimated.”

Ends

Witton Road (27-05-16)

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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