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Airlift biker drama following car crash

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 16, 2014

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A MOTORCYCLIST had to be airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a crash involving a car in Burton.

The biker was left with injuries to his wrist, elbow and groin after writing off his machine in the incident, which happened at around 7.20pm on Wednesday at the Kingston Road junction of Ashby Road, Winshill.

The motorcyclist, believed to be in his 40s, was thrown clear of his vehicle, and was found several yards from the crash site by ambulance staff.

Witnesses revealed to the Mail that the Midlands Air Ambulance had touched down in land off Hargate Road, in Brizlincote Valley, and the injured man was ‘shouting and screaming’ before being flown away.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a man lying injured away from his motorbike and a car that had suffered damage.

“The motorcyclist, a man believed to be in his 40s, had suffered several injuries including a right wrist fracture, a suspected right elbow fracture and a groin injury.

“Crews worked quickly to assess the man and begin treating him.

“He was also given pain relief before being airlifted to the University Hospital North Staffordshire.

“The hospital was alerted to the man’s condition prior to his arrival.

“The driver of the car was assessed by crews at the scene. Luckily they had not suffered any injuries in the incident and did not require any further treatment.”

WMAS sent an ambulance to the scene, as wells as dispatching the helicopter crew.

Staffordshire Police was also in attendance and controlled traffic while paramedics treated the man at the scene before transferring him to hospital.

A spokesman for the force said: “We were in attendance at the scene of the accident.

“The injuries of the biker are not believed to be life-threatening.

Anyone who saw the incident is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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