Cyclist airlifted to hospital after crash in Longnor

A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital following a collision with a car in Longnor.

The rider, a man believed to be in his late 50s, suffered serious multiple injuries in the accident, which happened near to Brownlow Farm at 10.40am this morning (Sunday).

An ambulance, the Midlands Air Ambulance, 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.

“Following assessment by ambulance crews it was determined that the cyclist 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 the scene.

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