Man injured in Cannock RTC


Wednesday 31st July 2013 – 4.40pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A man has been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Staffordshire today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near to Voyager Drive Orbital Retail Centre in Cannock shortly after 11.40am this morning.

An ambulance and a rapid response vehicle were dispatched to the scene. The police and a fire service were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a single vehicle that had been in collision with a lamp-post.

“On arrival at the scene, crews found a car that had suffered significant side and front-end damage.

“The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 60’s, was trapped in the car. Emergency service crews work together, for approximately two hours, to extricate the man from the vehicle.

“The casualty, who was treated at the scene for lower leg injuries, was given pain relief and fully immobilised before being conveyed to New Cross Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”


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