Air ambulance called as biker seriously hurt after smash with lorry

A man was seriously hurt after a crash between a motorbike and a lorry in Cannock.

Emergency crews – including the Midlands Air Ambulance – were deployed to the Orbital Island, near the town’s retail park, following the smash on Friday, June 4.

The injured biker was treated at the scene at around 7.30am before being rushed to hospital with a serious injury.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service three units were sent to the stabbing scene, which is on the A5.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called to the junction of the A5 and Lodge Lane in Cannock at 7.21am and sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, with a doctor on board, to the scene.

“Crews arrived to discover one patient, a man, who was the motorcyclist.

“He had a suffered a serious injury in the collision, not believed to be life-threatening. Following treatment at the scene, the man was transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, by land ambulance.

“The lorry driver, a man, was uninjured in the incident.”

Staffordshire Police warned motorist to plan ahead after the crash sparked delays.