Cyclist seriously injures leg after collision with lorry

A man in his 30s has been rushed to hospital with a fractured leg after colliding with a lorry. HGV’s present a particular danger for cyclists, especially in London where around 20% of cyclist fatalities occur involve an HGV. These often occur when an HGV is turning left at a junction’. About one quarter of accidents resulting in serious injury to a cyclist involved an HGV, bus or coach ‘passing too close’ to the rider.

The cyclist and vehicle collided just before 5.35pm when emergency services were called. An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and two BASICS doctors arrived at the scene to administer treatment to the injured cyclist.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived at the scene to find a cyclist lying on the floor near to a pedestrian crossing, following reports that he had been in collision with a lorry.

He was taken to the General Hospital where it is believed that he is being treated for a fractured leg but his condition is stable.

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