Cyclist airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after coach crash on A5 Cannock
A serious crash involving a cyclist and coach closed the A5 in Cannock this morning.
The busy main road was closed between Longford Island and Church Bridge Island after the crash at around 7.15am.
The cyclist was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, with serious injuries.
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Motorists had been urged to avoid the area, while emergency services were still at the scene. A Highways England spokesman confirmed the road had reopened shortly before 11am.
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: "We were called at 7.15am this morning to a report of a road traffic collision on the A5 in Cannock, between Longford Island and Church Bridge Island.
"The incident involved a cyclist and a coach, and a man in his early twenties has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with serious injuries."
A West Midlands Ambulance Service Spokesman said: "We were called at around 7.15am to Watling Street, in Cannock, to reports of a road traffic collision involving a cyclist.
"Ambulance staff arrived to find a cyclist and a coach which had been involved in a collision. The cyclist, a man, was being given first aid by police and bystanders.
"Upon assessment ambulance staff found he had sustained serious injuries. They worked as a team to administer advanced trauma care on scene before the man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further trauma care."
An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance, from Cosford, with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the incident.
Anyone with information or who witnessed the crash, is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident reference number 086 of March 6.
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