Saturday 19th April 2014 – 6.30pm – Chris Kowalik.
A cyclist has his helmet to thank for averting a head injury after he came off his bike on Cannock Chase.
Crews attending the scene, on the “Monkey Trail” said there was a significant crack to his helmet. Had he not been wearing it, the damage would have been to his head.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called shortly after 9am today.
Two ambulance crews, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire and the Hazardous Area Response Team attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The cyclist, a man in his thirties, had fallen from his bike whilst going downhill. He had shoulder and rib injuries but avoided a head injury because we was wearing a helmet which ended up badly damaged. Had it not been for the helmet, he would have sustained a head injury.
“Crews at the scene used a technical blanket keep him warm, gave him anti-sickness drugs for nausea and administered pain relief. He was immobilised and flown to Royal Derby Hospital.”