Tuesday 28th October 2014 – 9.05am – Murray MacGregor.
A lorry driver has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after suffering very serious injuries in a crash involving two lorries.
The crash happened at just before 6.15am on Tuesday morning on the A50, Uttoxeter bypass close to the Little Chef.
A rapid response vehicle, two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a BASICS emergency doctor were sent to the scene. The doctor who was due to work on the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance came across the incident and stopped to assist. He then liaised with the aircraft which was flown to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found two lorries had been involved in a significant collision causing considerable damage.
“The driver of the rear lorry was trapped for over an hour while fire and ambulance staff worked to free him while treating his injuries.
“He had suffered a significant left leg injury. He was given pain relief and was immobilised as he was extracted from the wreckage.
“The man, who was in his 20s was airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospital North Staffordshire.
“The driver of the lorry at the front, which was carrying gravel, had suffered abdominal injuries. After being assessed at the scene, the man in his 50s was taken by land ambulance to the Royal Derby Hospital in a stable condition.”