Cyclist seriously injured in West Heath collision

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A 26 year old man was seriously injured when his bicycle was in collision with a car in West Heath this morning (Tuesday 3rd July).

The accident happened just after 10am near shops in Fairfax Road, close to the junction with Clunbury Road and Cropready Road.

Investigators examine the scene | Photo snappersk
Investigators examine the scene | Photo snappersk

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said they were called at 10.18am and 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 that the cyclist was found in a serious condition when ambulance staff arrived and was being attended to by members of the public.

She said: “[He was] being given excellent first aid by bystanders which included an off-duty St John Ambulance volunteer.”

The man received advanced trauma care at the scene from ambulance staff and doctors. Once stable he was transferred to hospital by land ambulance were a trauma team was pre-alerted to his arrival.

The driver of the car was assessed by crews but did not require any treatment. He is cooperating with police in their investigation.

The road remained closed until around 3.30pm this afternoon while collision investigators examined the scene.

West Midlands Police confirmed that the man remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone witnesses or anyone with any information which could help can contact West Midlands Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit by calling 101 or by email on fl_collision_invest@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk quoting log number: 821 of 3rd July.

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