CYCLIST AIRLIFTED Monday 17th August 2015 – 11.12pm
A middle aged cyclist has been airlifted after his head hit the windscreen of a car.
The man was riding along Hillmorton Road in Rugby at just after 7.00pm on Monday evening when the collision happened.
A paramedic on a rapid response vehicle was very quickly on scene and was backed up by an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, the MERIT Trauma doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire which landed in the nearby Rugby School.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, the cyclist was unconscious and appeared to have a serious head injury. The car windscreen had suffered considerable damage in the collision.
“The man was assessed and treated at the scene by ambulance staff but his condition started to improve and he regained consciousness.
“He was airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire in a flight that lasted just four minutes.
“The car driver was uninjured.”