Helmet saved cyclist from more serious injuries




A cyclist who was in collision with a car was protected from more serious injury because he was wearing a helmet, ambulance staff have said.

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) was called to Meer End Road, Honiley, shortly before 2.55pm yesterday (Sunday).

A paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The cyclist had pains to his chest, collarbone and knee. He also had bruising to his legs and had chipped his front teeth. However, it is recognised had it not been for the helmet he was wearing, he would have had far more serious injuries.

“He was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by land ambulance.”

The WNAA was the first to arrive on the scene.

The crew were able to gain IV access and immobilise the 42-year-old patient before passing him over to WMAS for transfer to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire.




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