A tragic discovery in a ditch

Sunday 1st November 2015 – 2.25pm – Murray MacGregor.

One man’s died and a young girl has been injured after a car hit a tree and ended up in a ditch.

The car was found at around 9.35am this morning by two cyclists on the B5030 at Crakemarsh, Uttoxeter.

A community first responder from the Dove Valley scheme was first on scene and was backed up by a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the aircrew from the Staffordshire Midlands Air Ambulance who attended in a response vehicle due to the weather.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a car that was in a ditch; it had suffered considerable damage. It appeared to have been there for some time. It was very foggy at the time.

“Unfortunately, it was immediately obvious that the man driving had passed away.

“A five year old girl was found in the back of the car. She was complaining of abdominal and back pain. After being fully assessed on the back of the ambulance, she was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“This was an extremely difficult incident for all involved including the two cyclists who made the discovery.”

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