A CYCLIST is in a critical condition with multiple injuries following a crash with a lorry.

The man, believed to be in his 60s, had to be anaesthetised at the roadside by doctors before being airlifted to a major trauma centre following the incident at the B4084 Worcester Road in Drakes Broughton, near Pershore, shortly after 7am.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Upon arrival ambulance staff found a cyclist, a man believed to be in his 60s, who had been involved in a collision with a lorry.

“The medical team began a full assessment and quickly found he had sustained serious head, chest and pelvic injuries as well as fractures to his lower leg.

"Due to the nature of the man’s injuries, the doctors decided to anaesthetise him to help stabilise his condition.

"The man was then immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board, pelvic splint and limb splints before he was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment.

“Upon arrival at hospital, the man was said to be in a critical condition.

“The driver of the lorry was uninjured.”

A spokeman for West Mercia Police said: "It is being investigated and we are very keen to hear from any witnesses in the area that have not yet spoken to the police."

Two ambulances, a Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

Anyone with information should call the police, quoting incident 75S110414, on the non-emergency number 101.