Biker injured in Corby as air ambulance attends series of motorcycle incidents

MHLC-11-07-13 Air ambulance Jul44-'Feature on the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and the Children's Air Ambulance (national charity).'Various Images.

MHLC-11-07-13 Air ambulance Jul44-'Feature on the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and the Children's Air Ambulance (national charity).'Various Images.

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The air ambulance flew a motorcyclist to hospital after he fell off his bike in Corby, one of four separate incidents involving motorcycles in Northamptonshire over the weekend.

A crew from the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was called to the incident, to the south of the town centre, at about 9.25am on Saturday morning (May 17).

The 47-year-old patient was treated for head and pelvic injuries. He was immobilised and given pain relief before being airlifted to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Later that morning, the same crew treated another 47-year-old man who fell off his bike on the A508.

The crew landed at the scene shortly after 11am. The patient was treated for leg, pelvic, head and chest injuries before being airlifted to the same hospital.

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services also airlifted a 30-year-old man to hospital on Friday afternoon (May 16) after a collision with a car in Duston.

He sustained serious injuries after the car hit him, a crash which caused the car to roll over onto a verge.

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) landed at the scene at about 2.45pm.

On the crew’s arrival, the patient was complaining of head, face and chest injuries. He was anaesthetised and required surgical intervention at the scene.

The driver of the car was treated by a crew from East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Finally, WNAA attended a motocross incident near Long Buckby on Sunday (May 18) after a 44-year old man was injured after falling off his bike.

The current condition of all patients is unknown.

On average, The Air Ambulance Service attends approximately two injured motorcyclist every week. Each rescue mission costs approximately £1,700 and is funded solely by public donations.

The Charity is calling upon motorcyclists to raise money by entering the ‘Rescue Ride In’, which will see hundreds of motorcyclists ride together from three different locations into the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling on August 17.

For more information, or to sign up for the event, click here.