Air medics called after cyclist in his 70s collided with cement truck in Northamptonshire

The air ambulance was called to an incident on the A361 through Northamptonshire this morning.

The air ambulance was called to an incident on the A361 through Northamptonshire this morning.

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A cyclist aged in his 70s was airlifted to hospital after a collision with a cement lorry.

The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) flew to an incident in the south west of Northamptonshire today at around 10.30am.

The patient was a cyclist in his 70s who was in collision with a cement lorry on the A361 in Chipping Warden, causing serious pelvic injuries.

A spokesperson for the WNAA, said: “The air ambulance crew worked with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to assess and treat the patient.

“He was given pain relief and a pelvic splint, then immobilised for flight to prevent further injury.

“As he was losing blood, WNAA activated the major haemorrhage protocol, calling the hospital ahead of time to alert them that he may need blood urgently when he arrived.”

The man was taken to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment, arriving at 11.08am.

His current condition is unknown.

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