Friday 15th August 2014 – 7.45pm – Steve Parry.
Four people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision near Market Drayton this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A41 near Ashford at just after 4.30pm.
Three ambulances; a paramedic officer; a community paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars and a lorry had collided.
“A male car driver believed to be in his fifties was trapped in his vehicle. He was treated for a head injury and was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board. The patient was anesthetised by a doctor before being airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
“A female passenger in the car received minor injuries and was taken by land ambulance to Princess Royal Hospital.
“Two passengers in the second car involved were also treated at the scene. A male in his thirties received neck, head and chest injuries. He was anesthetised and taken by land ambulance to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
“A second male passenger received minor injuries and was taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“The male lorry driver was assessed at the scene by ambulance staff and later released.”