AN OSWESTRY couple were hospitalised after their motorbike was involved in a collision with a car near Chirk.
Alan Fox, 48, and his girlfriend Joanne Elliott, both from Oswestry, were flung from their motorcycle as it swerved to avoid the car as they travelled along the A5 near the Halton roundabout shortly before 4pm on Sunday, August 24.
Mr Fox suffered a broken ankle, a broken wrist and finger, a broken rib and skin abrasion to his shoulders, while Ms Elliott lost a tooth in the accident and suffered cuts and bruising to her face and body.
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed that a paramedic in a rapid response car and two emergency ambulances were quickly despatched to the scene after they were called by motorists not involved in the accident, who had stopped to offer assistance to the victims before paramedics arrived.
One woman in particular, a nurse from Chirk who attended to the pair, was singled out for praise by Mr Fox.
He said: “Unfortunately, I cannot recall her name, but I’d like to pass on my heartfelt thanks to her for all of her help, it was much appreciated.
“We would also also like to thank everyone else who stopped to help at the scene of the accident and for all of the help, support, patience and kindness shown to us both at the time.
“Furthermore, we’d like to say thank you to the policemen, ambulance staff and the medical staff at Wrexham Maelor hospital and our family and friends for all of their support.”
Following the crash, Ms Elliott spent one night in hospital, but Mr Fox remains in hospital and will require corrective surgery on his ankle.
He said: “It was a nasty break. The ankle was broken in three places. I expect I’ll be in hospital for a couple of weeks, but I’ll be off work for three or four months with this injury.”
The driver of the car, believed to be a man in his fifties, and his female passenger, were unhurt in the accident.