Teenage cyclist unconscious following RTC

Tuesday 24th March 2015 – 10.45am – John Hawker.

Ambulances parked

A teenage cyclist was unconscious following an RTC in Walsall this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene of the incident on the A34 Upper Green Lane, near the Birchills Junction at around 7.45am.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find a boy believed to be 13 years old who had been in collision with a car whilst riding his bike.  The teenager was initially unconscious but after treatment from medics regained consciousness.  He had also suffered suspected hip injuries.

“The boy continued to receive emergency treatment at the scene by ambulance crews and his condition was stabilised.  He was then transferred by land ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further treatment with the Air Ambulance Doctor accompanying him to hospital.

“The driver of the car, a woman believed to be in her 30’s, was uninjured in the crash but was checked over for the effects of shock.  She was discharged at scene.”

The air ambulance landed in the car park of a nearby Harvester restaurant.


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