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Cyclist airlifted to hospital after road traffic collision in the Staffordsihre Moorlands

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: March 10, 2014

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A cyclist was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious multiple injuries when in collision with a car in Longnor, Staffordshire this morning (Sunday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near Brownlow Farm at 10.40am.

An ambulance, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, a BASICS doctor and Community Paramedic attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews found a cyclist who had been in collision with a vehicle towing a horsebox near a bend in the road.

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“Following assessment by ambulance crews it was determined that the cyclist, a man believed to be in his late 50s, required emergency treatment on scene for head and chest injuries as well as a broken right leg.

“Due to the serious nature of the man’s condition, the doctor decided to anaesthetise at scene.

“Once his condition was stabilised, his leg was placed in a splint before being airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further treatment.”

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