Wednesday 21st August 2013 – 6.45pm – Murray MacGregor.
A cyclist has been taken on blue lights to hospital with a serious head injury after he was in collision with a car in Stoke on Trent.
The collision happened at about 1.25pm on Rosslyn Road in the Longton area.
Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.
On arrival, crews were told that the rider, a man in his 20s, had landed on the windscreen of the car.
The man, who was not wearing a cycle helmet, had suffered a serious head injury. He also had a broken left leg and had suffered injuries to his other leg and both arms.
His condition was stabilised before he was rushed to the major trauma centre at University Hospital North Staffordshire. He was anaesthetised shortly after arrival.
A woman in the front passenger seat of the car was treated for shock but was discharged at the scene. The man driving the car was uninjured.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Clearly it is not for us to say how the collision occurred, but we would once again urge people riding bicycles to wear a cycle helmet. They may not stop all injuries but can make a difference to the level of head injury.”