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Fire and ambulance crews attend after a collision in Star Bank in Oakamoor

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: August 24, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

  • The overturned car. Right: Emergency services work to get the female driver out of her vehicle. Pictures supplied by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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A ROAD into a Staffordshire Moorlands village was blocked on Tuesday, August 19,after a one vehicle road traffic collision.

Both the West Midlands Ambulance and Staffordshire Fire & Rescue attended the scene of the incident in Star Bank, Oakamoor.

The incident involved a car and a telegraph pole and the female driver had to be freed from her overturned vehicle.

The air ambulance was also at the scene, and advice was given by the emergency services via social networking sites for other drivers to avoid the area as the road was completely blocked.

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The driver of the car was trapped in her vehicle for over an hour as the emergency services worked to get her out.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Fire & Rescue said: "We were called at just after 8am on Tuesday morning to an incident at Star Bank in Oakamoor.

"Crews from Cheadle, Ipstones, and Longton attended the incident which involved a car in collision with telegraph pole.

"Fire fighters used cutting equipment to free the female driver from the vehicle. She was then taken to University Hospital of North Staffordshire by air ambulance.

"Our crews left the scene at 9.45am."

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: "A community first responder, an ambulance, a paramedic officer, a BASICS Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene. Crews arrived to find a car that had left the road and been in collision with a telegraph pole. The car had suffered significant damage and the driver was trapped in the vehicle. The woman, believed to be in her mid 20's, received emergency treatment while still in the vehicle.

"Ambulance crews worked with the fire service to ensure she was safely cut free from the wreckage of the crash. She was trapped for around 75 minutes in total. The woman suffered multiple injuries in the crash, including leg, shoulder and facial injuries. She received emergency treatment at the scene and was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment. Thankfully the woman injuries were not considered life threatening. Considering the damage to the car and the fact the telegraph pole had entered the vehicle, the woman was extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious or even fatal injuries."

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