Driver trapped for 90 minutes after car hits tree

Jamie Arrowsmith – Tuesday 16th June 2020 – 10.05am.

A woman was trapped for approximately 90 minutes after the car she was driving crashed into a tree in the early hours of this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the B5013 and Moor Lane in Colton, near Rugeley at 2.32am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival we discovered a car that had suffered significant front end damage in the collision. There were two patients, both women, one of whom was still trapped inside whilst the other had managed to get herself out.

“Ambulance staff assessed the driver and continuously monitored her whilst working alongside colleagues from the fire service to cut her free, a process which took about 90 minutes.

“Both patients received treatment for potentially serious injuries, but not thought to be life-threatening, before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”

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Notes to Editors:

Picture courtesy of Staffordshire Fire Service (@StaffsFire)

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