Cyclist seriously injured in RTC

 

Wednesday 5th April 2017 – 8.55am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A cyclist has been taken to one of the region’s major trauma centres after suffering serious injuries when in collision with a car last night (Tuesday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A49 in Shropshire, between Woofferton and Ashford Bowdler, just after 7.10pm. An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A man, believed to be in his 40s, was found with a slightly reduced level of consciousness when ambulance staff arrived at the scene.

“The cyclist, who had been involved in a collision with a car, was treated for a head injury and suspected pelvic injury as well as minor leg and shoulder injuries.

“Having received trauma care at the scene, the man was immobilised and given pain relief before being transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham by land ambulance.

“The air ambulance crew travelled with the patient to continue treatment en-route with the hospital having been made aware of the patient’s condition prior to his arrival.

“Nobody else was injured in the incident.”

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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