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Cyclist left in critical condition after A513 crash had collided with another rider

Ambulance crews say a cyclist left in a critical condition after a crash near Lichfield was injured in a “freak accident”.

The man from Rugeley was travelling in a large peloton of around 50 riders on the A513 between Alrewas and Kings Bromley at 6.20pm yesterday (June 20) when he collided with another cyclist.

He was airlifted to hospital after the incident, with a spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service confirming the man had landed on his head after going over his handlebars while travelling at around 25mph.

“The man was unconscious with a serious injury when crews arrived,” the spokesperson added. “The doctor on board the air ambulance decided to anaesthetise the patient at the scene before he was flown to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“Thankfully the man was wearing a helmet. While wearing one is a personal choice, the medical staff at the scene are in no doubt that his injuries could have been significantly worse had he not be wearing one.”

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3 Comments

  1. Rob

    21st June, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Just like the Tour de France.
    Bit unfortunate if you were held up trying to get home from work while they were all out playing together.

  2. Asellus aquaticus

    21st June, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    ..or on the other hand, let’s hope the poor fella makes a full recovery.

  3. Bob Cryer

    21st June, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    I’d perhaps not call it “playing”. For some it’s a way to keep fit after spending many hours sat in an office and sat in a car.