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Police appeal for witnesses following serious motorcycle collision





The scene on the Campden Road near Clifford Chambers earlier this afternoon Photo: Liz Shakesheff
The scene on the Campden Road near Clifford Chambers earlier this afternoon Photo: Liz Shakesheff

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious motorcycle collision which left a man with life-threatening injuries yesterday.

It happened in Clifford Chambers in Warwickshire. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called shortly after 1.50pm today.

A group of trauma doctors out on a bike ride were immediately on hand to help when they witnessed the crash which involved a car and a motorbike.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The injured motorcyclist, a man in his late teens, was being treated by the cyclists, who happened to be trauma doctors. Our crews at the scene said they were brilliant.“He had numerous limb fractures which were splinted at the scene. He was also given pain relief and immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar. He was then flown to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”

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A Midlands Air Ambulance transported the injured man to hospital
A Midlands Air Ambulance transported the injured man to hospital

Liz Shakesheff, a resident of Camden Road, said: “This happened very close to my house, right outside Freshfields Nursery. I heard what sounded like a huge explosion, I’d never heard anything like it before.

“The young man was in a terrible state, there were three cyclists that he went past just before the accident who were trauma surgeons, and they helped him. I don’t think he would still be alive if it wasn’t for them. When it has been raining it is such a dangerous bend, I’ve only lived here for about a year but I’ve run out of my house to find accidents five times since I’ve been here. Something really needs to be done, I don’t know whether that is lowering the speed limit or putting up speed cameras but something needs to happen.”

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone who saw the incident should contact police on 101 with the reference number 173.



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