Sunday 27th September 2015 – 8.50pm – Murray MacGregor.
A man and a woman have suffered serious injuries after a three car crash; but three other men escaped injury despite their car ending up upside down.
The crash happened on the Uttoxeter to Ashbourne road near to Doveleys Garden Centre at Rocester.
No fewer than two Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Staffordshire, a BASICS Emergency doctor, an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a community first responder and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene after the crash just before 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews found one car on its roof with significant front end damage. A second car had suffered very severe damage, while a third car was also badly damaged at the front.
“There were three men in the overturned car. Amazingly, all three were able to get out themselves, and after assessment by the doctor, were discharged at scene.
“The man driving the second car, who was about 40, was disorientated and had suffered major bleeding in the abdominal area. After being assessed and immobilised at the scene, he was very quickly airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Due to the seriousness of his condition, he was almost immediately taken to theatre for surgery.
“A 49 year old woman in the third car was trapped for around 40 minutes. Thankfully her injuries were not so serious. She was complaining of left hip pains and has seat belt marks on chest. One of the critical care paramedics from the Staffordshire aircraft travelled with the ambulance crew as she too was taken to Royal Stoke.
“Crews said, considering the damage, it was surprising that there were not more serious injuries.”