Sunday 19th July 2015 – 6.30am – Steve Parry
Two men have been taken to hospital after their car left the road, went through woodland before crashing into a ditch.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Scot Hay Road, Silverdale near Newcastle at just after 10.30pm (Saturday) after a passing motorist had noticed debris in the road and went to investigate.
Two ambulances, a paramedic support officer in a rapid response vehicle together with two north Staffordshire BASICS doctors and community first responders attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Thankfully, a motorist noticed debris on the road and had the presence of mind to locate the car in woodland and call the emergency services.
“In difficult conditions, emergency crews worked to free the driver believed to be in his thirties and a front seat passenger in his twenties.
“The driver was treated for serious head injuries and the passenger also received serious head injuries together with multiple fractures.
“Both patients was sedated by medics and immobilised with the use of a neck collar and placed on an orthopaedic stretcher before being conveyed to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“The hospital was alerted to their critical condition”