15-year-old cyclist suffers life-threatening injuries after collision with car in Kelmarsh

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

A 15-year-old cyclist had to be put in a medically induced coma by doctors from the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) after he was involved in a collision with a car in Kelmarsh.

The teenager was riding a silver pedal cycle when he was in collision with a blue Volkswagon Caddy, being driven by a 26-year-old woman at 6.20pm on the A508, at the junction with the Arthingworth turn.

Air ambulance doctors sedated him before placing him in a medically induced coma at the scene. A pelvic binder was also applied to the patient before he was airlifted to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire for further treatment.

The teenager’s current condition is unknown.

The female driver was taken to University Hospital Coventry by land ambulance where she was treated for minor injuries.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this collision or who may have any information regarding it.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174 615.