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Cyclist left with serious head injuries following crash with car

Laura Kearns 22nd Aug, 2017

A CYCLIST has suffered a potentially life-threatening head injury following a crash with a car in Coventry.

The crash happened at the junction of Livingstone Road and Lockhurst Lane in Foleshill, shortly after 11pm on Monday (August 21).

Paramedics found the cyclist lying in the road and say wearing a helmet could have ‘significantly’ reduced the level of injury.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “While the man had suffered no obvious serious injuries to the rest of his body, when ambulance staff were assessing him he regained consciousness but was displaying signs of suffering a potentially serious head injury. The team worked quickly to stabilise his condition with advanced pain relief before he was fully immobilised.

“The man was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry for further trauma care.

“The doctor and paramedic travelled with the ambulance crew to hospital to continue treatment en route.

“Ambulance staff commented that a cycle helmet could’ve significantly reduced the level of injury sustained.”

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