A MOTORBIKE rider and his passenger are in critical condition after a serious motorbike crash in Stafford.
The man and woman were taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire with life-threatening injuries after the Triumph motorcycle they were riding collided with a Renault Scenic at around 5.20pm on Weston Road.
Staffordshire police attended the scene with paramedics and the air ambulance as well as two off-duty paramedics who came across the incident and helped treat the victims of the crash at the scene.
An ambulance spokesman said: "Crews arrived to find a motorcycle and a car that had been in a significant collision.
“The man and woman who were travelling on the motorcycle both suffered multiple serious injuries," he said. “The man, believed to be in his early 40’s suffered serious head and chest injuries.
"He received emergency treatment at the scene and was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment. The hospital had been pre alerted to the mans arrival and his serious injuries."
He said, the pillion passenger on the motorbike, a woman, believed to be in her early 30’s, also suffered serious head and chest injuries.
"The woman received emergency treatment at the scene and she was transferred by land ambulance on blue lights and sirens to the same hospital for further emergency treatment," he said. “Unfortunately, the man and womans injuries were considered life threatening."
He added the family travelling in the Renault were checked over at the scene by paramedics but were uninjured.
A Police spokesman said they were treating the incident as a serious road traffic collision and appealed to witnesses to call 101 quoting incident number 528 of October 27 with any information.