Moped rider left with deep gash in leg after bike crashed into tree in Dudley

A moped rider has been left with a serious leg injury after his bike crashed into a tree.

The accident, which saw the biker thrown 10 metres from his moped which was left in pieces, happened on Gervase Drive in Dudley at around 8.40pm last night.

The man, who is in his 20s, suffered a deep gash to his right thigh and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance spokesman Murray MacGregor said: "On arrival, the ambulance staff found a bike that had suffered very significant damage after a collision with a tree.

“The rider was about 10 meters away from the bike when crews arrived and was disorientated.

“The man, in his 20s, had suffered a deep gash to his right thigh. After being assessed by the doctor at the scene and having his wound dressed, he was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where it was expected he might require surgery.

“The rider was not wearing ‘leathers’, which might have made a difference to level of injury to his leg.”

An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the MERIT Trauma doctor were sent to the scene.