Saturday 6th September 2014 – 11.00pm – Suzie Wheaton.
A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital following an incident in Tanworth in Arden this evening.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a cyclist who had fallen from his bike on Poolhead Lane at approximately 6.30pm.
Two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, the Trust’s MERIT rapid response vehicle, carrying a trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were dispatched to the scene. A BASICS doctor was also in attendance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a cyclist who had become injured after falling from his bike.
“On arrival at the scene crews found the cyclist, a man, lying in the road. The man, who wasn’t wearing a cycle helmet, was found to have sustained serious head and chest injuries and a potential fractured collar bone.
“Due to the serious nature of his injuries, the trauma doctor gave the cyclist an anaesthetic at the scene. The patient was fully immobilised and taken to the air ambulance, which had landed on a nearby golf course. The man was airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire for further and treatment.
“The doctor travelled on board the air ambulance, continuing to provide emergency medical treatment to the patient whilst en route to hospital. Medics at the hospital were pre-alerted of the patient’s condition and were on standby awaiting the air ambulance’s arrival.”