Monday 13th June 2016 – 12.20pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
If you were stuck in traffic in and around Rugby this morning, the reason will most likely have been one of three serious RTCs that took place during the Monday morning rush hour.
At 8.11am, West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Newbold Road, near to Avon Valley School.
An ambulance and two paramedic officers were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a 15-year-old boy who was fully conscious and alert.
“He was treated for a serious neck injury as well as cuts and bruises. He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and scoop stretcher, given pain relief and transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“The car driver, a woman, was uninjured in the incident.”
Just a minute later another 999 call was received to reports of a collision between a car and a motorbike at the junction of Brownsover Road and Leicester Road.
An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The motorcyclist, a man believed to be in his 50s, was lying in the road when crews arrived.
“He was treated for injuries to his chest, abdomen, pelvis, back and shoulder.
“Crews immobilised him, including the use of a pelvic splint, administered pain relief and transported him to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by land ambulance.
“The doctor from the Air Ambulance crew travelled with the patient to continue treatment en-route.”
Earlier in the morning at 7.57am, a call was made concerning a collision between a car and a cyclist on Viaduct Close.
An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews were told that the cyclist, a man thought to be in his 50s, had been thrown over his handlebars after colliding with a stationary car.
“Ambulance staff treated the man for a head injury and suspected fractured elbow. He was immobilised and given pain relief before also being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“The combination of the three incidents led to significant traffic delays throughout Rugby that lasted most of the morning.”