Motorcycle rider suffers serious back injury near Hadnall

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An elderly motorcycle rider has ended up in hospital after an unfortunate collision with a friend he was riding with.

The incident happened in Shropshire on the A49 just north of Hadnall near the junction of Painsbrook Lane at just before 2pm on Monday afternoon.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The two friends were riding big ‘touring’ type bikes when they collided as they waited for a car to turn. Unfortunately, the rider in front was sent over his handlebars by the force of the collision.

“He suffered a serious back injury and a fractured rib along with an abrasion to his forehead.

“He initially received care from two off duty nurses who came across the incident. The ambulance crew paid tribute to the care they were providing when they arrived.

“The man was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further treatment.

“The second rider, who was estimated to be in his 50s, suffered only a minor graze to his knee and was discharged at the scene.

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