MOTORCYCLISTS across the West Midlands are being urged to continue to wear their protective leather clothing throughout the hot weather.
West Midlands Ambulance Service released the warning after a woman in her 40s was involved in a collision with a car which resulted in her being thrown from her motorbike.
Although still badly injured from the incident, the woman is now stable and paramedics from the ambulance service are certain that her protective clothing and helmet saved her from suffering serious injuries.
After the incident, a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews arrived to discover a motorbike and car that had been in collision.
"The woman riding the motorbike had to be treated by paramedics for fractures to her arm and wrist
"She had also suffered injuries to her ribs.
"I dread to think what her injuries might have been had she not been wearing her proper protective clothing.
"Taking the decision to wear fully protective clothing, despite the extremely hot conditions, has almost certainly saved her from more serious injuries."