Cyclist was ‘more than lucky’ to escape with no visible injuries

Monday 10th August 2015 – 7.00pm – Murray MacGregor.

A cyclist who wasn’t wearing a helmet has had an incredibly fortunate escape after avoiding serious injury despite smashing the windscreen of a car.

The collision happened outside the Mercedes Garage on Tyburn Road in Erdington, Birmingham at around 6.55am this morning (Monday).

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When we arrived, we saw the car windscreen and feared the worst, but to our surprise the rider was up and about and did not appear to have any significant injuries.

“Due to the circumstances of the collision, the man was taken to Good Hope Hospital as a precaution for further monitoring.

“When you consider the level of damage, it is astonishing that he wasn’t badly hurt; all the more so when the crews realised that he hadn’t been wearing a cycle helmet

“Only yesterday another cyclist in Telford suffered serious head injuries after he fell from his bike after hitting a pothole and landed on the back of his head. He was airlifted to a major trauma centre.

“Whilst it is up to the individual to decide whether they wear one or not, we are strongly in favour of their use.”

Tyburn Road (10-08-15)

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