Two cyclists hurt after collision

Thursday 3rd May 2018 – 9.49am – Murray MacGregor.

Two cyclists have been injured, one seriously, after they were involved in a collision with a car.

The incident, which happened at around 8.45pm on Wednesday evening, happened outside New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton and left the two bicycles completely destroyed and the car on its side on the pavement.

An ambulance was on scene in six minutes and was backed up by a second ambulance, a paramedic officer and the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival the man and woman cyclists were found some distance from their bikes.

“The woman, who was in her 40s, had suffered suspected fractures to an arm and a leg.  Both were splinted before she was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The man, who was in his 50s had multiple lacerations and bruising to his legs.  He travelled with the woman to hospital.

“The driver of the car was not seen by ambulance staff.”

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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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