19th Feb, 2017

Biker dies following crash with car in Princethorpe

Leamington Editorial 12th Jul, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A BIKER died at the roadside following a crash with a car in Princethorpe.

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) was called to the A423 Oxford Road around 9.15pm on Saturday (July 11).

A community first responder was joined by two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a doctor.

Ambulance crews then spent 40 minutes trying to save the man’s life after his heart stopped following the crash, which had thrown his bike 100 metres down the road.

A WMAS spokeswoman said: “An off duty community first responder (CFR) came across the crash involving the motorcyclist and car and was first on scene to help.

“The motorcyclist had sustained multiple traumatic injuries and was in cardiac arrest.

“The CFR quickly commenced CPR on the man whilst other ambulance staff made their way to the scene.

“Resuscitation efforts continued with the CFR. Sadly, after more than 40 minutes of resuscitation, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.”

The driver and passenger in the car – a man and a little boy – were checked over by medics but did not need  hospital treatment.