A CYCLE helmet may have saved a Staffordshire bike rider from head injuries when he was involved in a collision with a car this morning, paramedics say.
Two paramedics and and ambulance were called to reports of a collision involving a pushbike and a car at the junction of the A460 and Bognop Road, Essington, shortly before 8.15am today.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "The cyclist, a man in his forties, had chest and leg injuries.
"He was wearing a cycle helmet. One of the attending crew remarked how, considering how little such helmets weigh, how effective they are at saving someone where there is an impact.
"The cyclist was given pain relief at the scene, was immobilised on a spinal board and was taken to New Cross Hospital."