Rugby cyclist airlifted after collision

The scene of the collision in Rugby
The scene of the collision in Rugby

A cyclist was airlifted to hospital after a head-on collision with a car windscreen in Rugby on Monday evening.

The man, described by paramedics as middle aged, was riding along Hillmorton Road just after 7pm on August 17 when he was knocked unconscious in the collision.

Ambulance crews arrived and Midlands Air Ambulance was called to airlift the cyclist to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, the cyclist was unconscious and appeared to have a serious head injury.

“The car windscreen had suffered considerable damage in the collision.

“The man was assessed and treated at the scene by ambulance staff but his condition started to improve and he regained consciousness.

“The car driver was uninjured.”

The Air Ambulance from Staffordshire landed in the ground of nearby Rugby School and the flight to the hospital took just four minutes.