Murray MacGregor – Thursday 8th August 2019 – 9.15am.
One man has died and a woman has been seriously injured after a three vehicle crash in Staffordshire.
The incident happened at just before 10.30pm on Wednesday evening on the A53 Newcastle Road near the junction of Sandy Lane in the village of Ashley between Market Drayton and Stoke.
Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and two doctors from the North Staffordshire BASICS scheme were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a serious collision between a van, a 4×4 and a car.
“The van was on fire and sadly, nothing could be done to save a man who was confirmed dead at the scene.
“A woman in her 40s from the 4×4 had been pulled from the vehicle by quick thinking bystanders fearing it might catch fire too. She was assessed and treated at the scene for serious injuries.
“She was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital; one of the doctors travelled with the ambulance crew.
“No-one in the car was hurt.”