Sunday 14th December 2014 – 7.00am – Claire Brown.
One man has died and two other people have been seriously injured following a two car road traffic collision in Stoke-on-Trent.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A500 at the junction of Etruria Road in Hanley at 11.50pm last night (Saturday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and three BASICS emergency doctors were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “One of the cars had ended up on the opposite side of the carriageway. The damage caused in the collision left the engine of the car several metres further down the road.
“The driver from this car, a man believed to be in his 20s, sustained a head injury, a fractured leg and a significant traumatic injury to his arm. Ambulance staff and medics worked to stabilise the man’s condition, administering pain relief and fluids, whilst the fire service worked around them to release the man from the wreckage.
“Once released, the man was fully immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital. A doctor travelled in the back of the ambulance with the man to continue treatment en route.
“The two occupants of the second car, were significantly trapped due to the damage caused in the collision. Sadly, the driver, a man, was declared deceased at the scene.
“The passenger, a woman believed to be in her 30s, was unconscious and seriously injured. Working quickly with the fire service, the woman was rapidly extricated from the wreckage before ambulance staff and medics fully immobilised her. She was given oxygen, fluids and drugs to help manage her serious condition. The woman had suffered crush injuries to her abdomen and suspected lower limb fractures and she was alerted to Royal Stoke University Hospital. A second doctor travelled with her to continue treatment en route.
“The road remained closed for several hours.”