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Man cut from car

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: September 07, 2013

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FOUR people were taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Blythe Bridge on Monday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on the A50, near to Catchems Corner, Blythe Bridge shortly after 10.50am on Monday.

Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and a BASICS Doctor were dispatched to the scene. An off duty A&E nurse, the Police and Fire Service were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "Crews arrived on scene to find a car and a tanker that had been in collision. The car was found to have suffered significant damage.

"The car had been carrying four occupants, all men believed to be in their 20's, at the time of the incident. The driver of the car was found to be trapped in the vehicle due to the wreckage.

“The man was extricated from the car, with the assistance of the fire service, and treated for a significant laceration to his head. He was fully immobilised before being conveyed to University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

“The three passengers from the car were all out of the vehicle on crew's arrival. All three men were treated for minor injuries before being conveyed in one ambulance to the same hospital for further assessment and treatment.

"The driver of the tanker was assessed at the scene but was found to be uninjured.

"Considering the damage caused in the crash, it was fortunate that no one suffered more serious injuries."

A spokesman for the Fire and Rescue Service added: "We sent three crews from Longton to the incident. They used cutting equipment to release the man."

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