Cyclist Airlifted

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Thursday 17th October 2013 – 4.50pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A man has been airlifted to hospital following a road traffic collision in Shropshire today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the A49 and the B4365 in Bromfield, Ludlow shortly before 2.40pm this afternoon.

An ambulance, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a cyclist and a small van that had been in collision.

“The cyclist, a man, was found lying in the carriageway and had sustained serious multiple injuries. The man was fully immobilised and given pain relief at the scene before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The hospital was pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting the arrival of the man.

“No one else was injured in the incident.”

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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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