Cyclist seriously injured in Willenhall lorry collision

A cyclist suffered serious injuries after a collision with a lorry.

The man was left with head, chest and neck injuries following the accident, in Longacre, Willenhall.

He was taken to New Cross Hospital and then transferred to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Paramedics were called to the scene following the collision at around 6.40pm last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman Suzie Fothergill said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a cyclist that had been in collision with a lorry.

“The cyclist, a man, had sustained serious injuries to his neck, chest and leg. The man was immobilised and conveyed to New Cross Hospital where he was stabilised.

“A second ambulance and the Trust’s MERIT rapid response vehicle, carrying a critical care paramedic and trauma doctor, were dispatched to the hospital in order to transfer the patient on to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The critical care paramedic and trauma doctor travelled on board the ambulance continuing to provide treatment whilst on route to the hospital.”

Hours earlier, a man was cut free from his car after colliding with a lamppost.

It happened on Birmingham Road, near to the slip road to junction 7 at Great Barr at just after 4pm.

Firefighters cut off the roof of the BMW to release the driver who was taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries, which were not believed to be life-threatening.

It comes after a man was also cut free from a Ford KA after a crash with a lorry in Stonnall earlier in the day.

It happened on Lynn Lane at around 8.10am and the driver was taken to Good Hope Hospital with suspected chest and neck injuries.