Sunday 15th February 2015 – 9.30am – Steve Parry.
Two people have died and six injured following a collision between a minibus and lorry near Burton on Trent this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on the A511 Tutbury Road, Tutbury at just before 7am.
Three ambulances; a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle; a paramedic support officer; the Merit team together with two BASICS doctors attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews responded to a serious road traffic collision involving a lorry and minibus near Burton on Trent.
“Despite the intervention of ambulance crews, two patients were confirmed dead at the scene.
“A man in his twenties was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham with serious head injuries. The patient was sedated by medics before being conveyed by land ambulance.
“A further male was treated for chest pain and was taken to Queen’s Hospital in Burton.
“Four patients were assessed at the scene for minor injuries and were later taken to Queen’s Hospital Burton for further assessment and treatment.”