Man airlifted following two-car RTC

Sunday 2nd August 2015 – 1.05pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Gailey A5 August 2 2015

A man who was trapped in his vehicle for more than 30 minutes has been airlifted to hospital following a two-car RTC in Staffordshire this morning.

The man was one of two patients from the incident with a second patient also being taking to hospital, by land ambulance.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A5 between Gailey Island and Weston, near to The Bell Inn public house, shortly before 7.20am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars that had been involved in a collision both of which had suffered significant front end damage.

“One of the cars contained a man, thought to be in his 80s, who was trapped in his vehicle as a result of the collision.

“Ambulance crews worked closely with the fire service to carefully cut the man free, a process which took approximately 35 minutes.

“He was treated for chest and back injuries, given pain relief and flown to Royal Stoke University Hospital. Thankfully his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

“From the second car, another man, thought to be in his 20s, managed to free himself from his vehicle. He was treated for minor injuries and transported to Walsall Manor Hospital as a precaution.”


Notes to Editors:

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