Motorcyclist a "lucky boy" after Pershore collision

A MOTORCYCLIST who wasn’t wearing protective leathers was called a “lucky boy” by ambulance staff after escaping more serious injuries this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Cooks Hill and the B4084 in Wick, Pershore at 2.10pm (Monday).

An ambulance, a senior paramedic manager and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A car and a motorcycle had been in collision.

"The 18 year old biker, who wasn’t wearing leathers, had come to rest in a hedge 50 metres further down the road from where the collision happened.

“Ambulance staff assessed the motorcyclist and found he had sustained a broken ankle, a suspected fracture to his lower leg and gravel rash to his back.

"The man was given pain relief before being immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic binder as a precaution before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for further assessment and treatment.

“The driver of the car, a woman, was visibly shaken following the collision but was uninjured.”

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