Friday 13th September 2013 – 1.30pm – Claire Brown.
An elderly man has been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Stoke on Trent this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on the A34 Stone Road, Trent Vale, at around 7.15am earlier today (Friday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival, crews found a pedestrian who had reportedly been involved in a collision with a vehicle. An off duty nurse and paramedic, who were on their way into work, came across the incident and stopped to provide treatment to the man prior to crews arriving.
“The pedestrian, a man believed to be in his 70s, had sustained a head injury, a fractured hand and a suspected hip injury.
“Crews stabilised his condition before they immobilised him with a neck collar and spinal board. The man was taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.”