Wednesday 24th February 2016 – 2.10pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A cyclist has been airlifted to one of the region’s major trauma centres after falling from her bicycle whilst out riding in a group this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near to Wawensmere Road in Henley-in-Arden, shortly after 10.50am and sent an ambulance, a rapid response paramedic and a community first responder to the scene. The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance was also in attendance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews were told that the patient, a woman believed to be in her 50s, had fallen after skidding on a patch of ice.
“She was already receiving care and attention from fellow cyclists before ambulance staff took over treatment for a head injury and a suspected wrist injury.
“The woman remained stable throughout but did suffer from a slightly reduced level of consciousness.
“She was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before being carefully moved to the air ambulance which had landed in a nearby field.
“She was then flown to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further assessment.”
Notes to Editors:
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