Off duty anaesthetist helps save life of cyclist in collision with car in Barnes

Junction of Barnes High Street and Church Road, SW13. Image: Google Street View

Junction of Barnes High Street and Church Road, SW13. Image: Google Street View

A cyclist involved in a collision with a car in Barnes after the Oxford Cambridge Varsity Boat Race has received life saving treatment from an off duty anaesthetist.

The accident happened at around 6.30 last night at the junction of Church Road and Barnes High Street in SW13.

The cyclist, a man believed to be in his thirties, received emergency CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) after the collision with a Land Rover.

London Ambulance Service tactical advisor Chris Hawkswell said in a series of Tweets:

A number of resources including an ambulance & fast response paramedic are attending an RTC involving a car & cyclist on Church Road, Barnes.

The patient started breathing after CPR was given, good work by the off duty anaesthetist who helped to save his life.

Air ambulance medics attended the incident and the injured cyclist was taken to a major trauma hospital centre for treatment.

A NPAS National Police Air Service helicopter along with ground Met Police units were also on the scene in an area concentrated with emergency responders to support the Boat Races being held on the River Thames between Putney and Mortlake.

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