Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a road traffic collision in the Moorlands. The incident happened along the A52 in Kingsley Moor on Sunday (July 19) and involved a motorcycle and car.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a road traffic collision in the Moorlands.
The incident happened along the A52 in Kingsley Moor on Sunday (July 19) and involved a motorcycle and car.
This is the fourth road traffic collision in just over a month along this busy road – a road where campaigners are continuously asking for additional road safety signage.
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said on Monday (July 20): “Officers are appealing for witnesses after a road traffic collision in Kingsley Moor over the weekend left a man in hospital with serious injuries.
“The collision – involving a motorbike and a VW Golf – happened at around 2pm on Sunday (July 19) and took place on the A52 Kingsley Road.
“The motorcyclist – a man in his 50s – remains in a critical condition in hospital.
“Those in the car – a man and woman – were assessed by paramedics and discharged at the scene with minor injuries.”
Investigating Officer, PC Richard Darby from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit added: “It’s vitally important that anyone who saw anything comes forward so we can ascertain what happened.
“The crash happened in the vicinity of a tractor bearing a hedge trimmer near to Shaw Walls Farm and we are looking to speak to anyone caught up in the traffic caused by that.
“We have also carried out home and CCTV enquiries in the local area and are looking to obtain dash-cam footage of the incident or the moments leading up to – so please get in touch.”
Anyone with any information is asked to message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 392 of July 19, or call 101 or alternatively email the team direct at CIU@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said of the incident: “A motorcyclist has suffered serious injuries after a collision with a car.
“The collision happened close to Kingsley Moor Filling Station on Leek Road, Kingsley Moor in Staffordshire at about 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon.
“Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire attended the incident.
“On arrival, crews found a car with significant damage and the rider some distance from his bike.
“The rider, a middle aged man has suffered multiple serious injuries. He received advanced care from the ambulance crews who worked with the doctor and critical care paramedic from the aircraft.
“The man was taken by ambulance on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital; the doctor and critical care paramedic travelled with the patient.
“A man and a woman from the car was assessed and discharged at the scene with minor injuries.”
This incident occurred just one week after another road traffic collision along the same stretch of road where a driver ploughed his car into the former Wagon and Horses pub in Kingsley.
A group called the Kingsley Moor Locals have been campaigning for additional signage along the road to make drivers aware of the speed limits in place.
A Kingsley resident was one of the first at the scene after this serious incident on Sunday. The resident, who wished not to be named, said: “This very serious road traffic collision resulted in the road being closed for almost four hours and a motorcyclist receiving life changing injuries.
“As one of the first on scene I sat with this gentlemen and aided him until the medics arrived.
“I have never witnessed such horrific injuries before and have no desire to do so again.
“I will not speculate regarding the cause of the incident as there is an ongoing police investigation but we really do need to stop talking about this and get something done.
“This is the second major incident in as many weeks and the fifth in the past few months, how can this be allowed to continue?
“The councillors keep promising action and I understand budgetary constraints but unless somebody takes ownership of this it will continue indefinitely.
“The ‘promised’ and very well publicised improvements on the A522 should be progressed without further delay and additional measures taken for the relatively short stretch of the A52 leading to Kingsley should follow soon afterwards.
“We are talking about a few signs and some solid white lines, not a major infrastructure change.
“The residents of Kingsley Moor are tired of hearing excuses and false promises, tired of dodging speeding lorries, cars and motorbikes and tired of tending to injured drivers.
“Please help us to make a change and make the roads safer.”
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