Biker seriously injured in collision with road sweeper

 

Wednesday 24th August 2016 – 2.20pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A motorcyclist has been treated for multiple fractures and alerted in to one of the region’s major trauma centres following a collision with a road sweeper this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Cateswell Road in Sparkhill, Birmingham shortly after 11.50am and sent an ambulance and a paramedic area support officer to the scene. The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, with a doctor on board, was also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a man on the floor after falling from his bike when in collision with the road sweeper.

“The man, who is believed to be 30-years-old, was suffering from a reduced level of consciousness and had suffered a number of serious injuries.

“Once staff had stabilised his condition he was treated for leg and arm fractures as well as head and shoulder injuries.

“He was then transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham on blue lights and sirens with the doctor from the air ambulance also travelling to continue treatment en-route.

“The driver of the road sweeper was uninjured in the incident.”

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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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