A cyclist had to be taken to hospital after falling off his bike and cutting his head open – on his 23rd birthday.
He had been cycling back from birthday celebrations in Wolverhampton city centre when he lost his balance and hit the corner of a brick wall head-first.
Firefighters happened to be driving along Newhampton Road East when they saw he was injured at around 7.10pm yesterday.
Paramedics arrived shortly afterwards and took the man to New Cross Hospital.
Tony Bucknall, watch commander at Merridale Fire Station, said: “He was riding home on his push bike after celebrating his birthday in the city centre.
“We just happened to be passing and we saw him sprawled out on the footpath, so we stopped to help.
“He had lost his balance and fallen off, striking a corner of a brick wall.
“He had quite a bit of blood so we got him bandaged up.
“Paramedics turned up and he was taken to New Cross for stitches.”