Tuesday 22nd August 2017 – 9.40am – Claire Brown.
A cyclist has suffered a potentially life-threatening head injury in Coventry last night following a collision with a car.
The incident happened at the junction of Livingstone Road and Lockhurst Lane, Foleshill, Coventry shortly after 11.00pm last night (Monday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the critical care car from The Air Ambulance Service with a paramedic and doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived they found the cyclist, a man, lying in the road and was unconscious following a reported collision with a car.
“Whilst the man had suffered no obvious serious injuries to the rest of his body, when ambulance staff were assessing him he regained consciousness but was displaying signs of suffering a potentially serious head injury. The team worked quickly to stabilise his condition with advanced pain relief before he was fully immobilised with a scoop stretcher and pelvic splint.
“The man was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further trauma care. The doctor and paramedic travelled with the ambulance crew to hospital to continue treatment en route.
“Ambulance staff commented that a cycle helmet could’ve significantly reduced the level of injury sustained.”