Cyclist’s head injuries in Burnley smash

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Firefighters were in the right place at the right time when they witnessed a cyclist suffer a nasty accident near to Burnley Fire Station.

A fire engine was making its way to a fire safety event at 9-45am on Friday when the crew witnessed a cyclist run into the back of a stationary car near to the station in Belvedere Road.

Acting watch manager Alan Ashworth said: “The cyclist was catapulted over the handlebars after he crashed into the back of a parked car.

“He was unconscious for a short while and had injuries to his head and shoulder.

“The firefighters gave him first aid and oxygen until paramedics arrived.

“He was then transferred to the Royal Preston Hospital with head injuries.”

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