Injured cyclist flown to hospital by air ambulance after being hit in Stevenage
A cyclist suffered severe head injuries after being knocked over in London Road, Stevenage, today (Friday). The man was cycling past B&Q when he was in collision with a car coming out of the DIY store car park. The East of England Ambulance
A cyclist suffered severe head injuries after being knocked over in London Road, Stevenage, today (Friday).
The man, believed to be 41 and from Knebworth, was cycling past B&Q when he was in collision with a car coming out of the DIY store car park.
The East of England Ambulance Service were alerted to a report of a bike in collision with a car at 9:47. Ambulance crews from Letchworth and Stevenage attended the scene.
London Road between the Harvester and the Royal Mail sorting office was closed was closed while paramedics and a doctor from the Herts Air Ambulance (HAA) stabilised the injured man.
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The HAA helicopter had landed just yards from the incident on waste ground at the side of the Roaring Meg Retail Park.
After being assessed by the HAA doctor the injured man was taken by helicopter to the specialist head injury unit at Queens Hospital, Romford.
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The road is expected to remain closed until at least 12.30pm.
Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson, who attended the incident said: “On our arrival a man was found lying on the pavement right outside the exit of the B&Q store. And following a rapid assessment by paramedics, it was evident he had sustained a head injury. Due to this, the Hertfordshire air ambulance was called to assist at the scene.
“The helicpoter was able to land right next to the scene in a field. The man was stabilised by the paramedics and a doctor from the helicopter before being airlifted to Queens hospital in Romford. He is in a stable condition. The driver of the car, a man, was uninjured.”
Gary also added: “I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to Kirsty, B&Qs duty manager for her help and asisstance prior to the emergency services arriving.”