Tuesday 21st June 2016 – 9.00am – Claire Brown.
A teenage boy has died and several other people have been injured after a collision involving two cars and a tractor in Stoke-on-Trent last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A53 Leek Road, Endon at 8.00pm (Monday). Four ambulances, a community paramedic, a senior paramedic officer and two North Staffordshire BASICS doctors attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival crews found a car and a tractor which had sustained significant damage following a collision. A passenger in the car, a 14-year-old boy, was in a critical condition and received advanced life support at the roadside by ambulance staff and medics before being rushed to Royal Stoke University Hospital. Sadly, despite the best efforts of our staff and hospital medics nothing could be done to save the boy and he was confirmed dead in hospital.
“Ambulance staff also treated a 17-year-old girl who had sustained pelvic and neck injuries in the collision. She was given pain relief before being immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board. A 19-year-old boy suffered shoulder, arm and abdominal injuries and was stabilised on scene before both patients were conveyed to Royal Stoke University Hospital for specialist trauma care.
“Two further girls, thought to be aged in their late teens or early 20s, were also assessed and treated on scene for minor injuries and the effects of shock.
“The tractor driver, a man in his 20s, was unhurt.”