Man cut free after three-vehicle RTC

Monday 18th June 2018 – 3.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A man had to be cut free through the roof of his car this afternoon following a three-vehicle collision that resulted in three people being taken to hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Silkmore Lane in Stafford at 1.16pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a van and two cars that had been involved in a collision with one of the cars having come to rest on its side.

“The driver of that car, an elderly man, was trapped as a result of the damage caused to his vehicle.

“Following an initial assessment from ambulance staff, the fire service worked to cut the man free with his condition continually being monitored throughout. He was trapped for approximately 20 minutes.

“Thankfully the man appeared to have avoided serious injury in the incident but was treated for chest pain. He was then transported to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment.

“There were a further two patients, both from the van. A man and a woman, both believed to be in their 50s, were assessed at the scene and treated for minor injuries before also being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital as a precaution.”

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Notes to Editors: If used, please credit the images to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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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