Police appealing for witnesses after a female cyclist in her 40s was left in a “serious but stable” condition in hospital after being struck by car in King’s Lynn town centre today
- Credit: Ian Burt
A female cyclist was in a 'serious but stable' condition on arrival at hospital after she was struck by a car in King's Lynn town centre earlier today.
The woman, in her 40s, was airlifted to Addenbrooke's hospital with serious injuries, following the crash with a silver Peugeot which happened just after 11am at the junction of Wellesley Street and Railway Road.
Emergency services were called and the cyclist was treated at the scene by paramedics.
A Magpas air ambulance landed at Lynn bus station, which was cleared of passengers, and the cyclist was airlifted to hospital at about 12.30pm.
A Magpas spokesman said: 'We were called to a collision between a female cyclist and a car. The cyclist was in her 40s.
'She sustained head and pelvic injuries.
'Magpas doctors Leigh Bissett and Simon Lewis and paramedic Dan Read landed via the air ambulance. The Magpas team anaesthetised her, providing her with A&E level care at the scene, before flying her to Addenbrooke's. The woman was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.
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'The helicopter team that flew the patient were chief pilot Richard Eastwood and crew member Lee Kennedy.'
Hundreds of bus passengers were left waiting at the station for several hours with no vehicles allowed to leave as emergency services carried out their work.
Bus services have resumed, but they are still experiencing delays. Railway Road has reopened.
Bus passenger Becky Prince, 29, missed her bus to the Fairstead estate, after shopping in the town centre. She said: 'I don't mind waiting, anyway.'
A spokesman for the East of England ambulance service said they were called at 11.09am to reports of a collision between a bike and a car. A spokesman said the female cyclist was in a 'quite serious condition'.
Two fire crews from King's Lynn attended and helped the ambulance service and the police.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, contact PC Richard Clark at Swaffham Roads Policing Unit on 101 with information.