The ‘leathers’ did their job in saving rider from far more serious injuries

Monday 21st November 2016 – 12.15pm – Murray MacGregor.

Ambulance staff say a motorcyclist who suffered serious leg injuries could have been in a far more serious state had he not been wearing full ‘leathers’.

The incident happened at about 7.55am on Monday morning outside the Alcester Sewerage Works on the Alcester Bypass.

An ambulance was first on scene and was backed up by a paramedic area support officer and the critical care car from The Air Ambulance Service.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a motorcyclist who had come off his bike.  There had been a collision with a Volvo 4×4 vehicle.  The bike and rider ended up 20-30 feet away from the Volvo.

“The 36 year old rider had suffered a badly broken left leg.  After receiving pain relief, ambulance staff had to straighten it and then splint it.

“Fortunately, his leathers had done their job and saved him from other potentially serious injuries.

“After his condition was stabilised, he was taken on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

“The man driving the Volvo 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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