Cyclist alerted into hospital following RTC

 Monday 8th February 2016 – 8.55pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A cyclist has been treated for a serious head injury at the scene of a road traffic collision this evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision between a car and a cyclist at the junction of the A444 and Stoney Stanton Road in Coventry at 5.50pm. An ambulance, which had two paramedics and a paramedic area support officer on board, was sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews discovered a cyclist lying in the road approximately 15ft away from the car he had reportedly been in collision with.

“The man, believed to be in his 20s, was not wearing a helmet on arrival of ambulance crews and was treated for a serious head injury and given oxygen at the scene. He had also suffered a suspected pelvic injury.

“He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar, scoop stretcher and pelvic binder before being transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The hospital had been pre-alerted to the man’s condition prior to arrival but thankfully his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

“There were two patients in the car, a man and a woman, both were treated for the effects of shock and discharged on scene.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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