Make sure your motorcycle helmet is safe

Campaigns - Motorcycle Helmets

Monday 6th June 2016 – 4.00pm – Claire Brown.

A motorcyclist needed trauma care from ambulance staff in Coventry earlier today after a collision with a car knocked him unconscious.

The incident happened at the junction of Lockhurst Lane and Northey Road in Foleshill just before 1.00pm.  An ambulance, a senior paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived the motorcyclist, a man in his 50s, was unconscious following a collision with a car.

“Sadly, his crash helmet had cracked on impact which had resulted in him sustaining a head injury and a nasty laceration to his neck. Ambulance staff and the doctor administered trauma care to the man before he was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire; the doctor travelled in the ambulance to continue treatment en route.

“Wearing safety equipment is a vital part of having a motorcycle. As well as gloves, leathers/kevlar and boots, the helmet is the most important part and must be worn by law. For details of helmets that meet British safety standards, please visit http://www.sharp.direct.gov.uk.”

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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