A CYCLIST suffered serious chest injuries after being found unconscious in a bus lane in Winyates.
The man, who is in his 30s, was found outside Knights Pharmacy at the Winyates Centre at around 6.20pm yesterday (August 10) evening.
A rapid response vehicle arrived at the scene within seven minutes of receiving the 999 call and was supported by an ambulance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When the man was asked what had happened, he wasn’t able to tell the staff but thought he might have hit a pot hole.”
The man suffered several serious rib fractures, a broken collar bone and a number of scrapes to his body as he was only wearing shorts and a t-shirt.
He also had grazing to his head as he wasn’t wearing a helmet.
Following strong pain relief at the scene, the man was placed on a stretcher and taken to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.