Biker airlifted after collision with lorry

Thursday 4th August 2016 – 12.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital following a collision with a lorry this morning.

However, her decision to wear the correct protective equipment has almost certainly saved her from more serious injuries.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the A41 and A529 in Hinstock, shortly before 8.35am and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a woman lying on a grass verge next to her motorbike following a collision with a lorry.

“She had come to rest approximately 100 feet from the lorry and undoubtedly received significant protection from the protective equipment she was wearing.

“The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was treated for a left leg fracture, immobilised and given pain relief on scene before being moved on to the air ambulance and flown to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The lorry driver, a man, was uninjured in the incident.

“West Midlands Ambulance Service urges all motorcyclists to wear full leathers and a helmet every time you go out on your bike, whether you are just popping to the shops or heading out on a longer journey.

“Unfortunately, accidents can happen at any time and wearing the correct equipment can potentially, as in this case, save you from much more serious injuries.”

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Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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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