Cyclist sustains serious injuries after windscreen smashed in Long Itchington crash

Emergency incident
Emergency incident

A cyclist has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after smashing a car windscreen when involved in a collision with a car near Long Itchington.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Snowford Hill shortly before 5pm yesterday (Wednesday). An ambulance, a community paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and critical care paramedics from the Midlands Air Ambulance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a cyclist off his badly damaged bicycle and a car with significant damage to its windscreen.

“The cyclist, a man believed to be in his 30s, was found to have sustained a serious shoulder and arm injury. He was given advanced pain relief at the roadside to stabilise his condition before crews immobilised him with a neck collar and spinal board.

“Once fully immobilised, the man was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

“Fortunately, the man was wearing a cycling helmet which prevented him from suffering a serious head injury on impact with the windscreen.”