THE actions of off-duty ambulance staff helped save the life of a motorcyclist following a crash at the weekend.

A motorbike and VW campervan crashed on the A46 at Salford Priors, near Evesham, at 10.20am on Sunday.

An off-duty paramedic and emergency medical technician came across the 40-year-old biker lying in the road unable to breathe.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “They positioned him in order to be able to clear his airway allowing him to breathe again.

"His level of consciousness improved while they waited for ambulance resources to arrive.

“It was prompt actions of our off-duty staff which may well have saved the life of the motorcyclist.”

The biker was taken to Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham by air ambulance with head, chest and back injuries.

A woman, who had been travelling in the campervan, was flown to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch with neck pain.

Two other women, one of whom was pregnant, and a four-month old baby, all of whom were travelling in the campervan, were taken to the Alexandra by ambulance.