Helpers thanked after pedestrian hit near Rugby

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Emergency responders have thanked everyone who helped after a pedestrian was hit by a car near Rugby on Friday night.

The man in his 40s was anaesthetised at the scene after the crash happened in Yates Avenue, Newbold on Avon just before 11.30pm on December 18.

Ambulance crews and a doctor were called to find the man unconscious as a result of head and chest injuries.

The driver of the car was uninjured and the car had damage to its side and windscreen

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Although the man started to come round, due to the head and chest injuries he had sustained, the doctor anaesthetised him at the scene before he was taken to the major trauma centre at University Hospital, Coventry & Warwickshire.

“Thankfully, the prognosis appears good.

“The Trust would like to thank the police officers from Rugby who assisted at the scene. Their help throughout the incident was outstanding.”