Sunday 14th December 2014 – 5.20pm – Claire Brown.
A woman cyclist has been airlifted to hospital after a collision with a vehicle left her seriously injured and her cycle helmet split in half.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A38 in Fradley, Lichfield at 8.45am this morning (Sunday). Paramedics from the Midlands Air Ambulance’s Tatenhill base attended the scene by car along with an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The cyclist, a 21-year-old woman, was found by motorists at the side of the road after a reported collision with a vehicle.
“The collision, which had caused her helmet to crack into two, had thrown the woman some distance further down the road to where her mangled bike was found.
“An off duty firefighter was amongst several bystanders who were helping the woman when ambulance staff arrived. Upon assessment ambulance staff and the trauma medic found she had sustained a significant fracture to her leg, a fractured arm and a serious head injury.
“The woman received analgesia from ambulance staff before they carefully immobilised her with a neck collar and scoop stretcher. Once stable, the woman was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency treatment.”