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.”