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A cyclist involved in a crash with a lorry and car has suffered multiple injuries

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Wednesday 20th April 2016 – 9.04am – Murray MacGregor.

A cyclist has suffered multiple injuries after a crash on a dual carriageway.

The crash also involved a car and a lorry and happened on the A45 between Birmingham Airport and the Stonebridge Island in the Meriden area at about 10.25pm last night.

An ambulance arrived on scene just four minutes after the initial call. The crew was backed up by a doctor from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance in a car, a second ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT Trauma Doctor.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The rider had suffered multiple significant injuries in the crash that left his bike very badly damaged.

“The patient was sedated by the doctors and was immobilised before being taken by ambulance using blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with the MERIT trauma doctor travelling with the crew to continue treatment en-route.

“There were no other patients.”
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Ambo at QE

Author: officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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