Cyclist underneath van in road traffic collision avoids serious injury

Monday 26th January 2015 – 9.15pm – Chris Kowalik.

A cyclist who ended up beneath a van in Staffordshire was initially feared to have suffered very serious injuries.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Lichfield Road in Stone shortly before 5.20pm today.

A BASICS emergency doctor, a paramedic area support officer, a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The cyclist, a man in his forties, was trapped from the waist-down beneath the van. Initially it was thought he had suffered serious leg injuries. He was given pain relief and, with the help of the fire service, the vehicle was lifted in order for him to be released.

“He was assessed by the doctor on scene and was found not to have any major leg injuries. A pelvic splint and neck collar were applied and he was immobilised before being taken, accompanied by the doctor, to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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