Thursday 21st December 2017 – 5.00pm – Claire Brown.
A teenage cyclist has been seriously injured in a collision involving a car in Staffordshire this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to The Levels in Brereton, Rugeley, shortly after midday. An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill with a BASICS doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A 15-year-old boy had come off a pushbike after reportedly colliding with a car.
“Ambulance staff worked quickly to assess the boy’s injuries and found he had sustained a number of injuries which included suspected fractures to his pelvis and leg. He was given pain relief by the team to help make him more comfortable before they carefully immobilised him with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint. The boy was then airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further trauma care.”