Cyclist airlifted with serious head injury

Tuesday 2nd December 2014 – 12.50pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Midlands Air Ambulance at QEHB

A teenage cyclist has suffered a serious head injury following a road traffic collision in Lichfield this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near to The Anchor Pub on Burton Road, Streethay, shortly before 8.10am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a male teenager who had reportedly been thrown approximately 20ft from his bicycle following a collision with a minibus.

“Following assessment from crews, the patient, who was suffering from a reduced level of consciousness, was treated for a significant head injury, anaesthetised and airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“Unfortunately, the patient’s injuries are thought to be life-threatening.

“The driver of the minibus was uninjured in the incident.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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