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Stafford police witness appeal after cyclist seriously hurt

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: July 23, 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to a Stafford rush hour collision that left a cyclist with serious leg injuries.

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a Stafford rush hour collision that left a cyclist with serious leg injuries.

The 24-year-old cyclist, from Stafford was struck by a lorry at the junction of West Way with the A449 at Rising Brook at around 5.30pm on Tuesday, July 22.

Stafford police said it appeared that both the lorry and cyclist had been travelling along the A449 towards Stafford when the lorry made a left turn into West Way and collided with the cyclist, who was on the near side of the lorry.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and two BASICS doctors were sent to the scene.

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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.

“The cyclist was treated for a serious lower leg fracture to his right leg. He was immobilised and conveyed to the major trauma centre at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

“A doctor from the scene travelled on board the ambulance with the crew continuing to provide emergency medical treatment while en route to hospital.”

The injured man’s condition was later described as stable.

The collision involved a yellow and black DAF specialist tar spraying lorry, owned by a company from Knutsford in Cheshire. The driver, a 24-yearr-old man from Lancaster,

was uninjured.

The lorry driver was not injured, The cyclist was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire by ambulance with suspected fractures to his Right leg. At this time he remains in Accident and Emergency. His condition is described as “stable”.

Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to call 101, quoting incident number 614 of July 22and leaving a message for either Sgt 3743 Knott or Pc 499 Bewley.

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