Two crashes on the same stretch of road at the same time

Thursday 6th April 2017 – 11.30am – Murray MacGregor.

Two motorcyclists have been injured, one potentially seriously after two separate crashes within moments of each other on the same stretch of road.

The collision happened on the A5 at Watling Street in Cannock at about 4.45pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The two collisions happened close by at approximately the same time and both involved a car and motorbike.

“The first incident was much more serious.  The motorbike collided with the front offside corner of the white car.  The rider was found about 15 metres away in a dazed condition.

“The 46-year-old man was complaining of pain in left foot and elbow but had no other obvious injuries.  However, the crew took no chances and treated him for a head injury as well.  He was immobilised and taken on blue lights to New Cross Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“In the other collision, a car suffered front offside damage and the bike left sided damage.  The rider, a 56-year-old man was complaining of left hip, leg and knee pain, but after assessment chose not to go to hospital.

“There were no other patients.”

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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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