Air ambulance called out to help biker

The air ambulance in action
The air ambulance in action

A motorcyclist was flown to hospital after being in collision with a car on Sunday (May 26).

The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance was called to the incident at about 12.15pm near West Haddon in the county.

The motorcyclist, a 45-year-old man, was suffering from back pain.

A spokesman for the air ambulance said: “Air ambulance paramedics administered pain relief and immobilised the casualty using a neck collar and a scoop stretcher.

“He was then flown to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire for further assessment.”

In 2012, the air ambulance attended more than 100 motorcycle accidents and each rescue mission costs about £1,400.

The charity, which receives no Government or National Lottery funding, is hosting a Rescue Ride Out this summer, in order to raise the funds it needs to attend rescue missions.