Road traffic collision in Great Haywood

Thursday 21st March 2013 – 6.10pm – Chris Kowalik.

A man has been flown to hospital after the car he was driving collided with an articulated lorry in Staffordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Tolldish Lane and the A51, Great Haywood, shortly before 3.50pm today.

Two rapid response vehicles driven by paramedics attended along with another rapid response vehicle driven by a paramedic area support officer, an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford in Shropshire. A passerby also stopped to help.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car towing a caravan and a lorry that had been involved in a collision. The car driver, a man in his 60s, had a laceration to his head, facial injuries, a broken collarbone, a broken ankle and rib injuries.

“Splints were applied, pain relief was administered and he was fully immobilised before being flown to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

“There was no injury to the lorry driver.”


Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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