Monday 25th May 2015 – 7.10pm – Steve Parry
Four people have been ‘exceptionally lucky’ after their car left the road, rolled through a stone wall and came to rest in a field near Leek this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A523 Ashbourne Road at just after 4.15pm.
Two ambulances, a paramedic support officer and a paramedic in a rapid response car attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Four people were extremely fortunate to escape serious injury after their car left the road and ended up in a field near Leek this afternoon. The car left the road and stopped short of a steep slope where it is likely it would have not been visible from the road.
“A woman in her seventies was treated for pelvic, leg and chest injuries. She was trapped in her car for a short time before being released. The casualty was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and orthopaedic stretcher before being taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
“A man also travelling in the car suffered a head wound and a further man and woman, believed to be in their sixties were assessed for minor injuries.
“The patients were also conveyed to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment,”