Thursday 10th July 2014 – 5.00pm – Claire Brown.
A teenage cyclist has suffered serious injuries after a collision involving a car in Lichfield this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Dimbles Lane and Francis Road, Lichfield at around 12.30pm earlier today (Thursday). An ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill in Staffordshire attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A 16-year-old boy had been riding his BMX when he was reportedly in collision with a car.
“Upon assessment, ambulance staff found he had sustained lacerations to his face and arm, and fractures to his arm and leg.
“The teenager was given pain relief to stabilise his injuries and his wounds were dressed before ambulance staff carefully immobilised him with a neck collar, scoop stretcher and leg splint. The teenager was taken by ambulance to the awaiting helicopter, which had landed in a nearby cricket field, before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“No one else was injured in the collision.”