Man thrown from motorbike after hitting bird

The air ambulance in action
The air ambulance in action
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A motorcyclist suffered chest injuries after he hit a bird and was thrown from the bike.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) was called out to Naseby yesterday (Sunday) to help the 42-year-old man injured in the accident.

A spokesman for the air ambulance said: “The patient was thrown to the ground after he had hit a bird on his motorcycle whilst travelling at speed.

“DLRAA received the call at 4pm on Sunday and were airborne just two minutes later.

“They landed at the scene, in an adjacent field at 4.15pm.

“DLRAA crew assessed the patient, who had sustained injuries to his chest.

“The crew provided the patient much-needed pain relief and immobilised him before flying him to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire for further assessment.”

The most common type of incident that DLRAA attends is road traffic collisions, but they also attend horse riding accidents, falls, sporting injuries, and medical emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes.