Friday 7th October 2016 – 2.40pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
Two people had to be cut free and were amongst five injured following a collision between a car and a van this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the B5417 in Oakamoor, Stoke on Trent, at 10.05am and sent four ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a community first responder to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene ambulance crews discovered a car and a van that had suffered significant damage in the collision.
“There were five patients, two women from the car and three men from the van.
“One of the women, believed to be in her 70s, had to be cut free from the car. She was treated for a rib injury together with neck and abdominal pain.
“She was immobilised and given pain relief before being transported to Royal Stoke University Hospital.
“The second woman, the driver of the car, had been assisted out of the vehicle. She was treated for chest, ankle and wrist pain, was given pain relief and taken to the same hospital.
“The driver of the van, a man thought to be in his 30s, also had to be cut free. He was treated for ankle and hip pain and immobilised.
“A second man had suffered a back injury whilst the final patient was treated for minor injuries. All three men were also taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”
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