Cyclist seriously injured in collision with lorry

 

Friday 25th November 2016 – 11.45am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

QE

A cyclist has received advanced trauma care at the scene of a road traffic collision with a lorry this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Britsol Road in Birmingham, near to the junction with Bellevue, shortly after 10.20am and sent two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews discovered the cyclist, a man believed to be in his late teens, lying in the road and receiving care from a bystander.

“Ambulance staff treated the man for serious injuries to his legs and pelvis. He was immobilised and given oxygen at the scene before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, on alert, for further treatment.

“Unfortunately the man’s condition is thought to be serious.

“The driver of the lorry, a man, was treated for the effects of shock before being discharged at scene.”

Ends

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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