Serious cycling injury

Sunday 9th August 2015 – 9.15pm – Chris Kowalik.

A man who wasn’t wearing a cycle helmet has suffered a serious head injury after falling from his bike in Telford.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to St. George’s Road Industrial Estate in Donnington shortly before 6.30pm today.

Two BASICS emergency doctors, two ambulance crews and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man, who is in his twenties, fell from his bike after hitting a pothole. He landed on the back of his head.
“He was anaesthetised and his airway was maintained by doctors, he was given pain relief and was immobilised on a scoop stretcher.
“He was then flown to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital.”

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