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Teenager cyclist airlifted to hospital after landing head first on concrete

Leamington Editorial 21st Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A TEENAGER had to be airlifted to hospital after going over the handlebars of his bike and landing on concrete.

Friends of the teenage boy said he had been going down a hill when he had lost control of his bike, flew over the handlebars and hit his head on concrete while not wearing a helmet.

The incident happened in Newbold Park, Leamington at around 6pm on Tuesday.

The air ambulance took the boy, who had been unconcious for several minutes, to University Hospital Coventry.

A spokeswoman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “When crews arrived they were told by friends of the patient that he had come down a hill, gone over a mound and lost control before going over the handlebars and landing on a concrete surface.  He was not wearing a helmet.

They said that he had been unconscious for a couple of minutes and was not fully conscious at the scene

The lad was confused, and had obvious head injuries. He was immobilised before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”