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Driver trapped after collision

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 14, 2014

By Leslie Jackson

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A MAN had to be released from his vehicle following a road traffic collision on the outskirts of Leek.

The incident occurred just after 6pm on Macclesfield Road at the junction with the Rudyard turn off on Wednesday, February 5

A police spokesman said: "We received a call to a road traffic collision on Macclesfield Road just after 6pm on Wednesday evening.

"A black and green Foden tipper lorry had jackknifed and collided with a 4x4 Mitsubishi Shogun.

"Police, fire and ambulance services all attended. The lorry driver suffered shock and the 4x4 driver was taken to the University Hospital in Stoke where is said to be recovering well this week.

"The road from Sainsbury's was closed, while emergency services dealt with the incident. Both vehicle were then recovered from the scene."

A spokesman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called to the incident following reports that a man was trapped in his vehicle.

"Fire appliances from Leek, Ipstones, Longton and Hanley were sent to the scene.

"The incident involved a lorry and a 4x4 vehicle. One male was released from the 4x4.

"The lorry driver was not trapped in the incident."

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a doctor and two responder paramedics to the incident.

A spokesman said: "The driver was trapped and suffered head and chest injuries. He was given pain relief and taken to the University Hospital by land ambulance. A doctor travelled on board the ambulance with the injured man, who was in is 50s, to the hospital.

"The driver of the lorry was walking but suffered shock."

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