Ambulance Service say nothing could be done to save cyclist

May 6, 2015

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service said last night that nothing could be done to save the life of the cyclist killed on the A5 yesterday.

The crash happened yesterday, Tuesday 5 May at around 440pm. It occurred on the Westbound carriageway, just before the slip road to Glascote Island at the junction with Marlborough Way and involved a Ford Transit van and a cyclist.

Sadly despite the efforts of emergency teams from West Midlands Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance, it was confirmed that a male in his 50’s had died at the scene.

Two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, which was carrying two doctors were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a middle aged man who had been riding a bicycle who had suffered massive multiple injuries.

“Tragically, it very quickly became apparent that there was nothing that could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The man driving the van was uninjured and did not need any treatment.”

Specially trained officers are now supporting the mans family.

Any witnesses are urged to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 508 of 5 May.