Motorcyclist seriously injured the day before Cambridgeshire police launch week long campaign aimed at riders on the country’s roads

Magpas was called to the scene in Wisbech

Magpas was called to the scene in Wisbech - Credit: Archant

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in the early hours of yesterday - 24 hours before Cambridgeshire police launched a week long safety campaign aimed at riders on the county’s roads.

At 3:17am, in the early hours of Sunday, Magpas doctor Adriana Cordier and paramedic Steve Chambers arrived in Peterborough via a Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response BMW.

They had been called, following a road traffic collision involving a car and a motorbike.

A Magpas spokesman said: “Our enhanced medical team assessed a man (in his 20’s) who had sustained multiple injuries.

“They sedated the patient at the scene (providing him with A&E level care), before accompanying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital via land ambulance.

“The patient was in a very serious but stable condition upon arrival.”

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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The week long safety campaign involves traffic officers giving advice to motorcyclists.

A police spokesman said: “Patrols will focus on education and enforcement as part of work to reduce the number of motorcyclists seriously injured or killed across the three counties.

“Traffic officers will be looking at motorcyclists who are a danger to themselves and others through their dangerous riding and whose bikes are unroadworthy.”

The spokesman said: “Drivers are also reminded of the importance of watching out for bikers and to always look carefully when pulling out of junctions, manoeuvring and changing lanes.

“The national week of action is another opportunity to remind bikers that to the world they’re just one person, but to one person they’re the world and encourage them to ride safely to ensure they get home to their loved ones.”

Casualty Reduction Sergeant Ian Manley said: “Over the coming weeks as the weather improves, officers will be offering advice and issuing tickets for motorcycling offences.

“Sadly, motorcyclists are still some of the most vulnerable road users and that is why it’s so important that riders are extra vigilant. Last year four motorcyclists were killed and 79 seriously injured on Cambridgeshire roads.

“We are asking all bikers to take their time, plan their rides and think safety.”