Driver hurt in overturned lorry in Staffordshire

Driver hurt in overturned lorry in Staffordshire 1

Monday 14th August 2017 – 2.15pm – Claire Brown.

A lorry driver has suffered potentially serious injuries after the heavy goods vehicle overturned on a roundabout in Stoke-on-Trent this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called by the police shortly before 11.00am to the junction of the A50 and A500 today (Monday).  An ambulance, a paramedic officer, a BASICS emergency doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with two further doctors and a critical care paramedic on board attended the scene; the air ambulance landed on the car park of nearby Stoke City Football Club.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found an overturned lorry with the driver trapped inside the cab. Upon assessment, the man in his 40s was found to have sustained potentially serious injuries to his head, chest and abdomen and whilst ambulance staff worked to administer trauma care to him, the fire service worked around the team to help release the driver from the vehicle.

“Once released, the man was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to nearby Royal Stoke University Hospital for further trauma care; a doctor travelled with the ambulance crew to continue monitoring and treatment en route.”

ENDS

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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