Serious RTC in Stoke on Trent

Saturday 22nd June 2013 – 7.30am – John Hawker.

Two men have been injured following a serious RTC in the early hours of this morning in Stoke on Trent.

The crash occurred near the junction of Elgin Street and Stoke Road, Hanley at around 5.35am.  Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find a car that had left the road and been in collision with a lamppost, street signs and also a chemist shop.

“The car was on fire and the first ambulance crew on scene pulled the two men clear from their vehicle and away from immediate danger.

“The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his late 30’s, suffered serious facial injuries and received emergency treatment at the scene. The man was immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar and was transferred by ambulance to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment.

“The passenger, a man in his 60’s, suffered chest injuries and was also treated at the scene.  He was also transferred to the same hospital for further emergency treatment.

“Considering the damage to the vehicle and the fact it was on fire before they were pulled clear, the occupants were fortunate not to have suffered more serious or even fatal injuries.”

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Notes to Editors:

We have no further details on this incident

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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