Wednesday 3rd August 2016 – 5.30pm – Claire Brown.
A collision involving a car and a van has left an elderly man seriously injured in Stafford this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A51 in Pasturefields shortly after 1.30pm (Wednesday). Two ambulances and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with two trauma doctors and a critical care paramedic on board were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival ambulance staff found a van on its side and a car in a hedge. The passenger of the car, a man believed to be in his 70s, sustained multiple serious injuries and required advanced trauma care by ambulance staff and the doctors. They worked closely with the fire service who carefully extricated him from the wreckage which took 45 minutes. Once released, the man was fully immobilised before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital; the doctors travelled in the ambulance to provide further treatment en route. His condition was said to be serious.
“The driver of the car, an elderly woman, sustained relatively minor injuries. She was treated on scene before being taken to the same hospital for further checks.
“The van driver had managed to get himself out of the van and, after being assessed by ambulance staff, was discharged on scene.”