Cyclist injured in road traffic collision

Monday 24th March 2014 – 12pm – Chris Kowalik.

A paramedic attending a road traffic collision involving a cyclist in Staffordshire has remarked on the effectiveness of cycle helmets.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a pushbike and a car at the junction of the A460 and Bognop Road, Essington, shortly before 8.15am today.

A paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The cyclist, a man in his forties, had chest and leg injuries.

“He was wearing a cycle helmet. One of the attending crew remarked how, considering how little such helmets weight, how effective they are at saving someone where there is an impact.

“The cyclist was given pain relief at the scene, was immobilised on a spinal board and was taken to New Cross Hospital.”
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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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