22nd Oct, 2017

Woman in critical condition after motorcycle crash

Coventry Editorial 26th May, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A WOMAN remains in critical condition after being hit by a car while travelling on the back of a motorcycle in Keresley End on Sunday morning.

Both the rider and woman who was pillion were thrown from the motorcycle on Tamworth Road at 11.40am.

The woman, in her 50s, suffered multiple injuries and was in cardiac arrest before being treated by ambulance crews and two doctors.

She was resuscitated and rushed to University Hospital on a neck and spinal board and remains in critical condition.

The other rider, a man in his 50s, was conscious and breathing but had sustained a nasty fracture to his arm and also suffered pelvic injuries.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The pillion and rider had both been thrown from the motorcycle in the collision. Passing police officers were administering treatment when ambulance staff arrived.

“Ambulance crews and the two doctors worked as a team to perform CPR on the woman and administered pre-hospital emergency interventions on scene to further aid their efforts.

“After several minutes of resuscitation, crews managed to successfully restart her heart. She was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, a regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment.

“The two doctors travelled in the ambulance to continue treatment en route. The woman was said to be in a critical condition upon arrival at hospital.

“The man was given pain relief before he was immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board, pelvic splint and arm splint. An ambulance crew conveyed the man to the same hospital on blue lights and sirens.”

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