A man in his 80s has suffered nasty injuries after a motorcycle and van collided

Wednesday 7th September 2016 – 2.40pm – Murray MacGregor.

An elderly motorbike rider has suffered multiple injuries after a collision with a van.

The crash happened at the junction of Coventry Road and Nuneaton Road in Fillongley near Coventry at around 9.45am this morning (Wednesday).

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man, who was in his 80s, was fully conscious but had a head injury as well as a broken ankle and possible hip injuries.

“He was given pain relief and was immobilised with the crew also using a pelvic binder and splint to stabilise his injuries.  He was then taken by ambulance on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

“The van driver was uninjured.”

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fillongley-rtc-7-9-16

Picture courtesy of @OPUWarks on Twitter

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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