A motorcyclist has been airlifted after a crash with a campervan

Monday 3rd April 2017 – 6.30pm – Murray MacGregor.

A motorcyclist has been airlifted with a serious leg injury after a crash with a campervan.

It happened at about 2.20pm on Monday afternoon on Astley Lane between Astley and Bedworth.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “An ambulance and a senior paramedic officer were initially sent but the crew requested an air ambulance with a doctor due to the patient’s condition. The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance was sent.

“Police officers who were first on scene provided excellent first aid until ambulance staff arrived.

“The 59 year old rider had suffered a serious leg injury.

“After receiving advanced pain relief, he had his leg splinted and was immobilised before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“No-one else was injured in the crash.”

Ends

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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