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Cyclist seriously hurt in collision near Long Itchington

The scene after the collision in Long Itchington on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service.

The scene after the collision in Long Itchington on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service.

 

A cyclist received advanced pain relief at the side of the road before being airlifted to a major trauma centre after being involved in a collision with a car in Long Itchington on Wednesday evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Snowford Hill shortly before 5pm.

An ambulance, a community paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and critical care paramedics in the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill airbase attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a cyclist off his badly damaged bicycle and a car with significant damage to its windscreen.

“The cyclist, a man believed to be in his 30s, was found to have sustained a serious shoulder and arm injury.

“He was given advanced pain relief at the roadside to stabilise his condition before crews immobilised him with a neck collar and spinal board.

“Once fully immobilised, the man was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

“Fortunately, the man was wearing a cycling helmet which prevented him from suffering a serious head injury on impact with the windscreen.”

 

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