24th Sep, 2017

Elderly motorcycle rider taken to hospital following crash with a van

Shaun Reynolds 7th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

AN ELDERLY motorcycle rider has been taken to hospital after suffering multiple injuries following a collision with a van.

The crash happened at the junction of Coventry Road and Nuneaton Road in FIllongley at 9.45am this morning (Wednesday).

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

The man, who is in his 80s, was fully conscious but had a head injury, a broken ankle and possible hip injuries.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “He was given pain relief and was immobilised with the crew also using a pelvic binder and splint to stabilise his injuries.

“He was then taken by ambulance on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

“The van driver was uninjured.”

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