3rd Dec, 2016

Cyclist suffers multiple injuries after dual carriageway crash in Meriden

Shaun Reynolds 20th Apr, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A CYCLIST has suffered from multiple injuries after a crash on a dual carriageway, involving a car and a lorry.

The incident happened on the A45 between Birmingham Airport and the Stonebridge Island in the Meriden area at 10.25pm last night (April 19).

An ambulance arrived at the scene four minutes after the initial call.

Crew members were backed up by a doctor from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance in a car, a second ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT Trauma Doctor.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The rider had suffered multiple significant injuries in the crash that left his bike very badly damaged.

“The patient was sedated by the doctors and was immobilised before being taken by ambulance using blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

“The MERIT trauma doctor travelled with the crew to continue treatment en-route.

“There were no other patients.”