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