A cyclist has been anaesthetised at the side of the road after an early morning crash

Foggy - Amb + RRV at QEHB

Wednesday 25th March 2015 – 4.15pm – Murray MacGregor.

A cyclist has been anaesthetised at the scene of a crash in Sheldon this morning, Wednesday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction Coventry Road and Horseshoes Lane at just after 5.40am.

Two ambulances; a paramedic area support officer together with the MERIT Trauma Doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance staff were called to reports of a collision between a car and cyclist in Sheldon.

“The man cycling had suffered a serious head injury. The patient was sedated by the doctor at the scene due to the nature of the injury he had sustained.

“He was also immobilised using a neck collar and placed on an orthopaedic stretcher before being taken to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.

“The car driver was assessed at the scene and later released.

“The road remained closed for some time following the incident.”

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