Two cyclists airlifted from Warwickshire

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Saturday 25th May 2013 – 7.30pm – Claire Brown.

West Midlands Ambulance Service has responded to two separate cases involving cyclists in Warwickshire today.

The first incident took place at 11.30am this morning near to Binton Social Club in Binton, Stratford-upon-Avon. A responder paramedic and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance with a medic on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The woman, believed to be 40 years old, had reportedly fallen off her push bike and was initially knocked unconscious. An off duty nurse was giving first aid to the woman when crews arrived. Upon assessment, crews and the medic suspected she had suffered a head injury and worked to stabilise her condition before she was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.”

The next 999 call was to reports of a woman who had come off her mountain bike at 4.50pm this afternoon in Brailes, Banbury. An ambulance, a responder paramedic and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance was sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a 37 year old woman who had fallen off her bike and onto the road, suffering head and facial injuries. The woman, once given treatment and stabilised, was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.”

 

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