Teenage cyclist airlifted after crash

Tuesday 5th July 2016 – 9.20am – Murray MacGregor.

A teenage cyclist has been airlifted to a paediatric major trauma centre after being anaesthetised at the scene of a crash involving a car.

The incident happened on Nuneaton Road between Over Whitacre and Church End in Warwickshire at just before 8.15pm on Monday evening.

An ambulance was first on scene and immediately requested an air ambulance due to the serious nature of the injuries to the boy.  An off duty community first responder also came across the incident and stopped to offer assistance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found the 15 year old in the road and a car in a bush.

“The teenager had suffered a number of injuries and was semi-conscious.  The doctor from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance anaesthetised him at the scene before he was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

“The driver of the car was taken by ambulance to George Eliot hospital as a precaution.”

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Written by 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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