Handlebars ‘impale’ cyclist after accident near university

A cyclist was airlifted to hospital after the handlebars of a bike reportedly became impaled in his groin after a collision.

Thursday, 17th September 2015, 2:25 pm
A cyclist reportedly had handlebars of his bike impaled in his groin after an accident.

Lancaster fire service raced to the cycle path near Lancaster University campus to help the cyclist who was injured in a collision.

This incident happened just before 6pm on Wednesday.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “A cyclist has had handlebars impaled in his groin.”

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A spokesman for the North West Air Ambulance said: “We were called out to an RTC on the cycle path near Lancaster University.

“The incident involved a male cyclist with a suspected leg injury.”

The cyclist was flown to Royal Preston Hospital.