Friday 6th September 2013 – 11.20pm – Claire Brown.
A man has been seriously injured in a two car crash in Leek this evening.
The incident happened on Cheadle Road in Cheddleton shortly after 7.30pm earlier tonight (Friday). Two ambulances, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and a BASICS doctor and nurse attended the scene. An off duty trainee paramedic, who came across the incident, stopped to render aid.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival crews found two cars which had been involved in a collision.
“The driver of one car, a man believed to be in his 20s, sustained a suspected head injury as well as internal injuries in the crash and was in a serious condition. The man was trapped in the car and required rapid extrication with help from the fire service.
“Due to the nature of the man’s injuries, the medics decided to sedate him at the roadside to stabilise his condition. The man was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being conveyed by ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment.
“The occupants of the second car, a father and son, were assessed by crews but suffered no serious injuries and were discharged from care on scene.”