A MOTORCYCLIST was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition following a collision in Marlbrook.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were called to the incident on the Old Birmingham Road at just after 2.30pm on Sunday, (August 18).

It involved a Triumph motorcycle ridden by a man in his 20s from Redditch, and a Skoda driven by a man in his 50s from Walsall.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to a collision between a car and motorbike.

“A man in his 20s was treated for a serious head injury together with abdominal and pelvic injuries.

“The patient was immobilised with the use of a pelvic splint, neck collar and spinal board.

“He was anaesthetised by a trauma doctor aboard the air ambulance before being conveyed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.”

The man was said to be in a critical but stable condition in intensive care. The driver of the car was not hurt.

Police want to trace witnesses to the road collision. PC Sian Norman said that there was other traffic at the scene when it happened. Some witnesses had been spoken to but not everyone who was there had been traced.

She said: “Given the seriousness of the injuries we are carrying out a thorough investigation and we want to hear from anyone who saw the collision or noticed the motorcycle or car involved immediately beforehand.

“In particular, we would like to hear from the driver of a car which we understand was travelling behind the Skoda but did not stop at the scene.

“That person may well be able to help us build up a better picture of what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Norman at Rubery Police Station on non-emergency number 101, quoting incident reference 416-S-180813.