Man airlifted to Royal Blackburn Hospital after motorbike crash

Blackburn Citizen: Man airlifted to Royal Blackburn Hospital after motorbike crash Man airlifted to Royal Blackburn Hospital after motorbike crash

A PENSIONER has been air lifted to hospital after losing control of his motor bike in Rishton this morning.

Paramedics were called to the scene in Wilpshire Road shortly before 10am after receiving reports of a man losing control of his bike and coming to rest in a field.

The man, who is believed to be in his early 70s, was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital via the North West Air Ambulance.

He is reported to have suffered injuries to his left femur, a carpal bone in his foot and to his neck.

A spokeswoman from the ambulance service said: “It appears that the man had lost control of his bike and had crashed into a nearby wall.

“Paramedics found him in the field behind the wall.”

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12:06pm Thu 17 Apr 14

HarryBosch says...

Injuries to motorcyclists are out of proportion to their presence on our roads. Motorcyclists are just 1% of total road traffic, but account for 19% of all road user deaths.
I hope this guy makes a good recovery, unfortunately age is not on his side. You just wouldn't get me on a motorcycle this day and age full stop. Get well soon whoever you are fella.
Injuries to motorcyclists are out of proportion to their presence on our roads. Motorcyclists are just 1% of total road traffic, but account for 19% of all road user deaths. I hope this guy makes a good recovery, unfortunately age is not on his side. You just wouldn't get me on a motorcycle this day and age full stop. Get well soon whoever you are fella. HarryBosch
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2:42pm Thu 17 Apr 14

arrod baw says...

Crap report...a carpal is in ones hand!
Crap report...a carpal is in ones hand! arrod baw
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6:00pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Lee1987 says...

It's my Grandad and he's okay, just 4 broken ribs and a broken ankle. could have been a lot worse!
It's my Grandad and he's okay, just 4 broken ribs and a broken ankle. could have been a lot worse! Lee1987
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6:03pm Thu 17 Apr 14

maxcollie says...

What a lucky Chap. Glad he is ok
What a lucky Chap. Glad he is ok maxcollie
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6:59am Fri 18 Apr 14

Bevp59 says...

Bev daughter not ribs broken it's his hip in four places and ankle in two places.
Bev daughter not ribs broken it's his hip in four places and ankle in two places. Bevp59
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9:44am Thu 24 Apr 14

Lee1987 says...

Bevp59 wrote:
Bev daughter not ribs broken it's his hip in four places and ankle in two places.
Soz Bev ; )
[quote][p][bold]Bevp59[/bold] wrote: Bev daughter not ribs broken it's his hip in four places and ankle in two places.[/p][/quote]Soz Bev ; ) Lee1987
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