Cyclist airlifted to hospital after A40 lorry collision near Carmarthen
A CYCLIST in his 40s was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after being involved in a collision with a heavy goods vehicle.
The incident happened last week on the A40 dual carriageway near Carmarthen's Tenby Road Filling Station.
The man, from Pembrokeshire, remains in hospital this week and was said to be in a stable condition.
Police inspector Nicola Carter said the rider was cycling on the westbound side of the carriageway when he was seriously injured, receiving head injuries.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Wednesday, May 22 2013
The incident happened at around 5.10pm last Wednesday.
She said: "The road traffic collision occurred on the A40 between Carmarthen and St Clears on the westbound carriageway near to the Tenby Road filling station.
"Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Dyfed Powys Police Roads Policing Unit."
The police arrived and the air ambulance, based in Swansea, was scrambled to the scene.
The air ambulance received the call at 5.19pm and flew to Carmarthen, arriving on scene at 5.38pm.
The cyclist was treated on the road before being taken directly to Cardiff's specialist unit for neurology, arriving within 20 minutes after leaving Carmarthen.
Air ambulance paramedic Chris Connor said: "With serious injuries, such as head trauma, the patient needs to receive specialist medical care as quickly as possible.
"We were able to provide fast medical attention and deliver the patient to a specialist unit where he will receive attention for his injuries."
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the police on 101.