A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after a freak accident whilst out riding in a large peloton of riders.
It happened on the Kings Bromley to Alrewas road in Staffordshire at around 6.20pm on Tuesday night.
An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were sent to the scene.
The rider, who was in his 30s was in a peloton of about 50 riders travelling at about 25 miles an hour when he came together with another cyclist and it was reported that he went over his handlebars and landed on his head.
The man was unconscious with a serious injury. The doctor on board the aircraft decided to anaesthetise the patient at the scene before he was flown to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital.
Operations Manager, Rob Marsh, said: “Thankfully the man was wearing a helmet. Whilst wearing one is a personal choice, the medical staff at the scene are in no doubt that his injuries could have been significantly worse had he not be wearing one.”
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