Tuesday 3rd July 2018 – 2.10pm – Claire Brown.
Ambulance staff provided advanced trauma care to a cyclist after a collision involving a car in Birmingham earlier today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Fairfax Road in Northfield at 10.18am to reports of a collision involving a car and a cyclist. An ambulance, two paramedic officers, a Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car, the Midlands Air Ambulance helicopter from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board and a second BASICS doctor were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a cyclist, a man, who was in a serious condition and being given excellent first aid by bystanders which included an off-duty St John Ambulance volunteer.
“Ambulance staff and the doctors quickly commenced treatment on scene, administering advanced trauma care to help stabilise the man’s condition before he was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The hospital was pre-alerted to the arrival of the man who was said to be in a critical condition at the time.
“The driver of the car was assessed by ambulance staff but didn’t require hospital treatment.”