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Motorcyclist airlifted with serious injuries

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Thursday 9th February 2017 – 10.10am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after falling from his motorbike this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Eastern Avenue in Lichfield shortly before 7.30am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived on scene to discover a motorcyclist lying in the road with his motorbike nearby. No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the incident.

“The man, believed to be in his 50s, was assessed and treated for serious injuries including to his chest, abdomen, pelvis and ankle.

“He remained fully conscious throughout, was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and also had pain relief administered before being flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“Whilst in a serious condition, it is clear his injuries could have been much worse had he not been wearing full leathers and a helmet.”

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Author: 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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