Wednesday 6th August 2014 – 9.30pm – Claire Brown.
A cyclist received advanced analgaesia at the side of the road before being airlifted to a major trauma centre after being involved in a collision with a car in Warwickshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Snowford Hill inLong Itchington, Southam shortly before 5.00pm this afternoon (Wednesday). An ambulance, a community paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and critical care paramedics in the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill airbase attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a cyclist off his badly damaged bicycle and a car with significant damage to its windscreen.
“The cyclist, a man believed to be in his 30s, was found to have sustained a serious shoulder and arm injury. He was given advanced pain relief at the roadside to stabilise his condition before crews immobilised him with a neck collar and spinal board.
“Once fully immobilised, the man was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.
“Fortunately, the man was wearing a cycling helmet which prevented him from suffering a serious head injury on impact with the windscreen.”