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Motorcyclist dies and pedestrian fighting for life following collision

Rugby Editorial 28th May, 2019 Updated: 29th May, 2019   0

OFF duty nurses have been praised for their efforts in trying to save the life of an 18-year-old motorcyclist following a crash in Rugby.

The rider was airlifted to hospital but later died following the collision involving a car, and a pedestrian in her 80s, on Main Street in Bilton shortly after 10am on Tuesday.

The pensioner suffered serious injuries and was also rushed to hospital where she is reportedly fighting for her life.

The driver of the Citroen car was not injured.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a motorcyclist, pedestrian and a car that had been involved in a collision.

“The motorcyclist, a man, was being given excellent first aid by off duty nurses who stopped to assist. Upon assessment by ambulance staff it was found that the man had sustained serious injuries and was in a critical condition.

“The team worked together to administer advanced life support to the man on scene and en route to hospital via air ambulance. Sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead a short time later at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The pedestrian, a woman, sustained potentially life-threatening injuries and received trauma care from ambulance staff before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to the same hospital for further emergency care.”

Road closures were in place while emergency services attended.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them. Call 101, quoting incident number 88 of 28 May 2019

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