A MOTORCYCLIST had to be airlifted to one of the region’s major trauma centres following a car crash in Burton last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident in Ashby Road, Winshill shortly after 7.20pm and sent an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance to the scene. The police were also in attendance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service 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 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.”