Van and car collide

Friday 10th January 2014 – 8.30am – Suzie Fothergill.

Two men were treated by ambulance crews following a road traffic collision in Staffordshire yesterday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the B5234 and the A515 in Burton on Trent shortly after 5.15pm yesterday evening.

Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Trust MERIT team, consisting of a critical care paramedic and a trauma doctor, were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a van and a car that had been in collision. The car had left the carriageway and was found down an embankment and in a field.

“The driver of the van, a man in his 30’s, was out of the vehicle on the crew’s arrival. He was treated for a hip injury and was conveyed to Queens Hospital in Burton for further assessment and treatment.

“The driver of the car was found to be trapped. Ambulance crews worked alongside the fire service to extricate the man from the vehicle. Due to the difficult location, the man was trapped for approximately two hours before being freed.

“The man, believed to be in his 50’s, was treated for head, chest and arm injuries at the scene. He was fully immobilised and given pain relief before being conveyed to University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

“The hospital had been pre-alert to the arrival of the man and of his injuries.”


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