One airlifted and thee others taken to hospital following serious RTC


Saturday 1st November – 3.30pm – Suzie Wheaton.

Ambulance crews rushed to the scene of a road traffic collision this morning where one of the cars was reportedly hanging over a 40 foot drop.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched two ambulances, three rapid response vehicles, a paramedic area support officer, a North Staffordshire Basics Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the incident on the Leek Old Road in Rushton Spencer at approximately 10.40am this morning.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff within the emergency control room received calls to the road traffic collision, with initial reports that one of the vehicles involved in the collision was hanging over the edge of a 40 foot drop.

“On arrival at the scene, crews discovered the car, which had been carrying a lady and child, very close to the edge of the road but fortunately in a safe position.

“The second vehicle had reportedly set on fire following the incident which had been put out by Police officers at the scene.

“Ambulance crews assessed and treated all four patients at the scene. The woman driver and young girl from the first car were treated for minor injuries before being conveyed in the same ambulance to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The driver of the second car, a man, was treated for head and chest injuries before being conveyed to the same hospital for further assessed and treatment.

“The passenger of the car, a woman, was also treated for a potential head injury and chest injuries. She was given pain relief at the scene and immobilised before being airlifted to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.”


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