22nd Oct, 2019

Cyclist seriously injured in Northfield crash this morning

A CYCLIST is in hospital in a critical condition after a crash in Northfield this morning.

the incident happened in Fairfax Road at 10.18am to the incident involving the bike and a car.

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.

The man was in a serious condition but, West Midlands Ambulance Service said, he had been given excellent first aid treatment by bystanders, including an off-duty St John Ambulance volunteer.

Ambulance staff and the doctors continued the treatment at the scene,

administering advanced trauma care to stabilise his condition before he was taken to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trauma Centre.

The hospital was pre-alerted to the arrival of the man who was said to be in a critical condition at the time.

The driver of the car was assessed by ambulance staff but didn’t require hospital treatment.

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