Last weekend a horrific motorbike crash took place in Henley-in-Arden, killing one rider and leaving another fighting for his life. The crash involved two motorbikes and a 4X4 Land Rover Freelander at 4.30pm on Saturday at the junction of the A4189 and Ullenhall road. One of the motorbikes set alight upon impact, the rider of this bike subsequently died from the collision after being found by paramedics in cardiac arrest. The second rider, a 36 year old male, suffered from a fractured spine and broken ribs.
It is thought that the Freelander was travelling along the A4189 and was turning right onto Ullenhall road when the incident took place. The two motorbikes were travelling in the opposite direction towards Henley-in-Arden.
A spokeswoman from the West Midlands Ambulance Service gave a statement to the media saying, “Due to the nature of the man’s injury, doctors and crews immediately started CPR and advanced life support before the patient was conveyed by air ambulance to hospital…. a second motorcyclist was also treated at the scene for serious chest and abdominal injuries.” The driver of the Freelander, a 75 year old male, suffered from shock and was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
Incidents such as this are eye opening and motorists should always take extra care to check out for motorcyclists as they are easily missed in wing and rear-view mirrors. What can be a minor collision between cars can be a serious one when a motorcycle is involved because the rider does not have the same degree of protection.
Information on the Safer Rider website states that bikers represent less than one percent of road users yet they suffer more than twenty percent of all serious injuries and deaths.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, please contact us today to discuss your claim free of charge with a specialist Motorcycle Accident Solicitor.