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.