Sunday 2nd March 2014 – 5.50pm – Claire Brown.
A cyclist, who was reportedly thrown three metres into the air after a collision with a car, has received emergency treatment by the ambulance service before being taken to a major trauma centre by helicopter.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A495, near The Brow Golf Club in Ellesmere, Shropshire, at 10.50am this morning (Sunday). An ambulance, a community paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were told the cyclist, a 46 year old woman, had been thrown three metres into the air following a collision with a car. The woman, who had initially been knocked unconscious, was being cared for by a first aider when crews arrived.
“Upon assessment, ambulance crews and the medic found she had sustained a nasty cut to her head and a dislocated thumb. The woman’s head wound was dressed to stem the bleeding and a splint was applied to immobilise her thumb.
“Due to the mechanism of the crash and suspicion of a more serious head injury, she was immobilised as a precaution before being airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.
“The driver of the car was assessed but did not require hospital treatment.”