Woman trapped for over an hour

Tuesday 19th August 2014 – 10.20am – John Hawker.


The driver of a car has been trapped in her vehicle for over an hour after an RTC in Stoke on Trent this morning.

The crash occurred on Star Bank, Oakamoor at around 7.55am.  A community first responder, an ambulance, a paramedic officer, a BASICS Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had left the road and been in collision with a telegraph pole.  The car had suffered significant damage and the driver was trapped in the vehicle.

“The woman, believed to be in her mid 20’s, received emergency treatment whilst still in the vehicle.  Ambulance crews worked with the fire service to ensure she was safely cut free from the wreckage of the crash.  She was trapped for around 75 minutes in total.


“The woman suffered multiple injuries in the crash, including leg, shoulder and facial injuries.  She received emergency treatment at the scene and was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment.  Thankfully the woman injuries were not considered life threatening.

“Considering the damage to the car and the fact the telegraph pole had entered the vehicle, the woman was extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious or even fatal injuries.”



We have no further details on this incident.




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