A doctor anaesthetised a cyclist on the side of the road in Kenilworth yesterday, West Midlands Ambulance service said.
The man was involved in a collision with a van around 6.30pm at the junction of New Street and Bridge Street.
“Initial calls suggested that the cyclist had been left unconscious in the middle of the road after the collision,” said a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson.
“Ambulance staff arrived on scene 6 minutes after the 999 call and found the middle aged man in a semi-conscious state.
“The man, who was not wearing a cycle helmet, was suffering from potentially serious head and facial injuries.
“Given his condition, the doctor decided to anaesthetise him at the scene before he was taken on blue lights by land ambulance to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire; the doctor travelled with the ambulance crew.
“There were no other injuries.”
The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance also attended.