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Biker seriously injured in crash near Wolverhampton School

By Dayna Farrington | Whitmore Reans | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A man has been seriously injured after crashing his motorbike in Wolverhampton.

Police, fire crews and paramedics were at the scene of the crash in Coleman Street on Thursday evening

Paramedics, firefighters and police were called to Coleman Street, near to St Andrew's Primary School, in Whitmore Reans at around 7pm last night.

The 20-year-old biker crashed into a car before hitting other parked vehicles and then landed underneath a van - where firefighters had to free him.

One ambulance, a senior paramedic, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene.

A spokesman for West Ambulance Service said: “Crews arrived to find one patient, the motorcyclist, who had fallen from his bike in the collision with the car and come to rest underneath a van.

“The motorcyclist was quickly freed from underneath the van so ambulance staff could fully assess him.

“He had suffered multiple serious injuries in the collision and received specialist trauma care at the scene.

“He was then transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, on blue lights and sirens to receive further treatment.

“There were no other patients from the incident.”

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A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman confirmed that 10 firefighters in two fire engines attended the scene, made the vehicles safe, and freed the trapped biker from underneath the van using "specialist airbags" to lift up the van.

Police cordoned off the road, at its junction with Lloyd Street as residents in the area reported hearing a "loud bang".

One neighbour said: "I heard a screech of brakes and then a loud bang from my house."

Another added: "I heard a really loud bang. It looked like a crash between a motorbike and a car.

"There was a lot of police, ambulances and fire engines at the scene, and police closed the road off."

West Midlands Police has asked anyone with information on the crash to contact the serious collision investigation unit by emailing FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, calling 101 or on live chat via WMP Online between 8am and midnight, quoting log 2084 from August 15.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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