Ambulances at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire

Cyclist anaesthetised after collision with van

Thursday 15th June 2017 – 9.28am – Murray MacGregor.

A cyclist has been anaesthetised at the scene of a crash with a van.

It happened at about 6.30pm on Wednesday evening at the junction of Bridge Street and New Street in Kenilworth.

Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene along with the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, which landed in a nearby park.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Initial calls suggested that the cyclist had been left unconscious in the middle of the road after the collision.

“Ambulance staff arrived on scene 6 minutes after the 999 call and found the middle aged man in a semi-conscious state.

“The man, who was not wearing a cycle helmet, was suffering from potentially serious head and facial injuries.

“Given his condition, the doctor decided to anaesthetise him at the scene before he was taken on blue lights by land ambulance to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire; the doctor travelled with the ambulance crew.

“There were no other injuries.”


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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