Man arrested after motorcyclist dies in Selly Park collision

A man has been arrested after a motorcyclist died in a collision in Selly Oak yesterday (08/09/16).

The collision happened on Pershore Road between Oaklands Road and Pebble Mill Road at around 2.45pm involving a motorbike, a BMW X5 and a double decker bus.

The driver from the BMW, a 45-year-old man, was arrested at his home address a short time later and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

On a statement on their website West Midlands Ambulance Service said they received multiple 999 calls about the collision. A passing senior paramedic officer came across the incident and was quickly backed up by an ambulance, a responder paramedic and a MERIT trauma doctor.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The paramedic officer first on scene found a biker who had been seriously injured following a collision with a bus. The paramedic, with help from an off-duty police officer, began to administer trauma treatment to the injured biker and was quickly joined by ambulance colleagues thanks to the swift coordination of the Trust’s control room.

“The motorcyclist, a man, was in a critical condition and required advanced trauma care at the scene before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The doctor travelled in the ambulance to continue treatment en route.

“Sadly, the man’s condition deteriorated upon arrival at hospital and despite resuscitation efforts nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead a short time later.”

Sergeant Alan Wood, from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We have spoken to a number of witnesses at the scene, but we would still like to hear from anyone who saw what happened and has not yet spoken to an officer.

“This is a devastating tragedy for the man’s family and his friends and our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.”

The road remained closed while emergency services attended the scene and reopened several hours later.

The Collision Investigation Unit can be contacted on 101 quoting reference number 1316 08/09.