CYCLIST AIRLIFTED WITH SERIOUS INJURIES Monday 18th January 2016 – 5pm
A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital after receiving advanced trauma care following a collision with a car this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Longford Road Junction in Newport shortly after 2.20pm and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a cyclist, a man believed to be in his 70s, with a reduced level of consciousness following a collision with a car.
“Following assessment he was treated by medics for a serious head injury and once his condition was stabilised, he was transferred on to the air ambulance which had landed in a nearby field.
“The man was then flown to Royal Stoke University Hospital, which had been alerted to his injuries and imminent arrival.
“Unfortunately, the man’s injuries were considered very serious.
“There were four occupants in the car, two adults and two children, all of whom were assessed and discharged at scene.”