Friday 11th April 2014 – 11.45am – Claire Brown.
A cyclist had to be anaesthetised at the roadside by doctors before being airlifted to a major trauma centre following a collision with a lorry near Pershore this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the B4084 Worcester Road in Drakes Broughton shortly after 7.00am (Friday). Two ambulances, a Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival ambulance staff found a cyclist, a man believed to be in his 60s, who had been involved in a collision with a lorry.
“The medical team began a full assessment and quickly found he had sustained serious head, chest and pelvic injuries as well as fractures to his lower leg. Due to the nature of the man’s injuries, the doctors decided to anaesthetise him to help stabilise his condition. The man was then immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board, pelvic splint and limb splints before he was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment.
“Upon arrival at hospital, the man was said to be in a critical condition.
“The driver of the lorry was uninjured.”