A doctor anaesthetised a motorcyclist badly hurt in a crash with a tractor

Tuesday 18th October 2016 – 10.22am – Murray MacGregor.

A motorcyclist was anaesthetised at the scene of a serious crash before being taken to a major trauma centre.

The bike was involved in a collision with a tractor at about 6.30pm on Monday evening on the A49 near Park Farm on the road from Onibury Junction to Onibury, near Craven Arms.

An ambulance arrived on scene 8 minutes after the call and was backed up by two further ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, the aircrew from the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford in a response vehicle.  An off duty paramedic also responded.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a motorcyclist who was estimated to be in his mid 20s, who had suffered multiple serious injuries.

“He was assessed at the scene which resulted in the doctor from the aircrew deciding to anaesthetise the patient.  He was immobilised and had splints applied before he was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; the doctor travelled on the ambulance.

“The tractor driver was unhurt.”

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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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