A cyclist has suffered serious chest injuries but couldn’t say why he was found unconscious in a bus lane

Monday 10th August 2015 – 9.20pm – Murray MacGregor.

A cyclist is recovering in a major trauma centre from serious chest injuries after being found unconscious in a bus lane.

The man, who was in his 30s was discovered outside Knights Pharmacy at the Winyates Centre in Redditch at about 6.20pm on Monday evening.

A rapid response vehicle was on scene within seven minutes of the 999 call and was backed up by an ambulance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When the man was asked what had happened, he wasn’t able to tell the ambulance staff but thought he might have hit a pot hole?

“The man had several serious rib fractures, a broken collar bone and lots of scrapes to his body as he was only wearing shorts and a t-shirt. He also had grazing to his head as he wasn’t wearing a helmet. His bike was relatively undamaged.

“The man was given strong pain relief before being placed on a stretcher and taken to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.”

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