A cyclist suffered potentially critical injuries after a collision with a car

Wednesday 7th September 2016 – 12.20pm – Murray MacGregor.

A cyclist who was initially in a critical condition was taken to the nearest A&E before being transferred to a major trauma centre after his condition was stabilised.

The initial incident saw a collision between a car and a bicycle outside the Mcdonalds in Kent Street in the Upper Gornal area of Dudley at about 6.15pm on Tuesday evening.

Two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Initially, the rider, a man in his 50’s was in a critical condition with a potentially serious head injury as well as internal injuries.

“Due to his condition, crews rapidly treated him at the scene before taking him on blue lights to the nearest A&E Department, Russells Hall Hospital.

“After further assessment and treatment at the hospital, the man was transferred by ambulance to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham where he arrived at 1.17am this morning (Wednesday).

“The driver of the car involved in the collision refused any treatment.”

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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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