Wednesday 9th April 2014 – 11.10am – Suzie Fothergill.
A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital following a serious road traffic collision in Hereford today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Church Road and Hampton Dene Road at approximately 7.30am this morning.
An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a MARS BASICS Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, carrying a trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic, were dispatched to the scene. An off duty paramedic was also in attendance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a collision between a car and a cyclist.
“Emergency medical treatment was provided to the cyclist who had sustained a significant head injury. Due to the nature of the injury the man was fully immobilised and given an anaesthetic at the scene before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.
“The hospital was pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting the arrival of the man.”