Saturday 27th July 2013 – 5.00pm – Suzie Fothergill.
West Midlands Ambulance Service has been called to a number of road traffic collisions involving overturned vehicles in Staffordshire today.
At approximately 7am this morning, crews were called to reports of an overturned lorry on the A519 in Eccleshall. An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and a community first responder attended the scene.
The driver of the lorry, a man in his 40’s, was trapped in the cab for a period of time. Once freed, with the assistance of the fire service, the man was treated for lacerations to his head and elbow.
Due to the nature of the incident the man was fully immobilised and conveyed to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.
Shortly after 10.45am crews were called to a separate road traffic collision incident on the A53 in Upper Hulme in Leek.
An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a community first responder, a BASICS Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were dispatched to the incident.
On arrival at the scene crews found a single car that had been in collision with a hedge and was found on its side approximately 20 metres from the carriageway.
The driver, a man believed to be in his 70’s, was trapped for over an hour. The man who was suffering from back pain was fully immobilised and, with the assistance from the fire service, extricated from the vehicle.
The man was airlifted to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.