Tuesday 24th December 2013 – 10.25am – John Hawker.
A cyclist has been injured following an RTC in Staffordshire this morning.
The crash occurred on the A513, near Alrewas, Staffordshire at around 8.20am. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire and also the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said, “Crews arrived to find a car and a cyclist that had been in a serious collision. The cyclist had reportedly been unconscious for a short time after the crash but was conscious when medics arrived.
“The man, believed to be in his early 60’s, suffered a head injury in the crash. He received treatment at the scene, including pain relief and also immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar.
“Once the man’s condition was stabilised, he was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment.
“The driver of the car, a woman in her 30’s, was checked over at the scene for the effects of shock, but did not require further treatment.”
I was caught up in this this morning when driving to the office. I cycle daily in the South East Staffs area and it is comforting to know professionals like this are on hand at short notice every day of the year. Fantastic job by all the emergency services on the ground and in the air.
And get well soon to the 60 year old cyclist, I hope his injuries aren’t too severe.