Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after Wolverhampton crash

A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital after his bike crashed into a tree in Wolverhampton.

The 25-year-old man was taken by helicopter to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, following the crash in Langley Road, Merry Hill, around 8.20am.

Firefighters tweeted pictures of emergency services at the scene:

Chris Kowalik, of West Midlands Ambulance Service said the man was taken to the hospital's major trauma unit with leg fractures. His condition was said to be serious, but not thought to be life threatening.

The road was closed for around an hour while paramedics, police and firefighters attended to the incident.

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Reader Glenn Robinson caught the moment the Air Ambulance lifted off from the scene

Watch commander Tony Bucknall of Wolverhampton fire station said it was not believed that any other vehicle was involved in the collision.

"We assisted the paramedics in who were treating the man for trauma, and we made the area safe, cleaning up the petrol spillage from the road," said Mr Bucknall.

"He was wearing a helmet, so there were no serious head injuries, but the injuries to his lower limbs were sufficient for the air ambulance to be called."

Mr Bucknall urged motorcyclists to take care during the summer months.

"When the weather gets warmer, you tend to find people are out and about more," he said.

"We would remind people to be careful how they drive or ride."