Cyclist seriously injured

Thursday 28th November 2013 – 10.10pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A cyclist has sustained serious injuries following a road traffic collision in the Black Country today.

An ambulance was dispatched to the incident at Longacre in Willenhall shortly before 6.40pm this evening.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a cyclist that had been in collision with a lorry. The cyclist, a man, had sustained serious injuries to his neck, chest and leg. The man was immobilised and conveyed to New Cross Hospital where he was stabilised.

“A second ambulance and the Trust’s MERIT rapid response vehicle, carrying a critical care paramedic and trauma doctor, were dispatched to the hospital in order to transfer the patient on to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The critical care paramedic and trauma doctor travelled on board the ambulance continuing to provide treatment whilst on route to the hospital.”


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