Cyclist airlifted

Sunday 6th October 2013 – 6.00pm – John Hawker.

A cyclist has been injured following an RTC in Shropshire this afternoon.

The crash occurred on a country lane in Chatwall, north east of Church Stretton at around 1.00pm.  An ambulance, a community first responder and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a cyclist that had left the road and been in collision with a hedgerow and stone wall.

“The man, believed to be in his late 30’s, suffered head, shoulder and knee injuries and had been unconscious following the crash.

“He received emergency treatment at the scene and his condition was stabilised.

“The man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment.  The hospital had been pre alerted to the mans arrival and his injuries.”


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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