Thursday 19th December 2013 – 2.20pm – Claire Brown.
A cyclist has been seriously injured in a road traffic collision in a Warwickshire village this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a cyclist and a lorry outside the Wharf Inn Pub on Wharf Road, Fenny Compton, Southam, at around 10.30am today (Thursday).
An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were told a lorry had been in collision with a cyclist. The cyclist, a man believed to be in his 70s, had been thrown from his bike and was lying in the road but was conscious and breathing.
“Upon assessment, ambulance crews found he had suffered a nasty fracture to his right foot and suspected fractures to his left leg. The man was administered pain relief before being immobilised with leg splints, a neck collar and a spinal board. He was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further assessment and treatment.
“Luckily, the man was wearing a cycle helmet which reduced the chances of more serious or even fatal injuries.”