Cyclist airlifted with head injury after slipping on ice

Wednesday 24th February 2016 – 2.10pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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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.”

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Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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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