Cyclist lucky to be alive after a collision with a car in Moseley

Ambulance staff are once again urging cyclists to wear a helmet after a cyclist suffered what was initially believed to be a serious head injury after a collision with a car.

It happened in Oxford Road in Moseley, shortly after 4.30pm on Tuesday.

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Visible damage left to the car shows the force of the impact

A senior paramedic officer and a paramedic attended in rapid response vehicles along with an ambulance crew.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The cyclist had collided with the side of the car and left a dent in the roof just above the doors.

“The man, who was believed to be in his 20s, was initially quite combative, which normally indicates a head injury. He also had a cut above his left eye and an abrasion to his left shoulder.

“After assessment and treatment at the scene, he was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham where he underwent further tests.

“One of the paramedics at the scene said that thankfully his condition was not as serious as first feared. However, given the injuries he sustained, there is no doubt that he would have been considerably better off had he been wearing a cycle helmet. It would definitely have provided protection from where his head hit the car.”