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Six hurt in Leek road traffic incident

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: May 02, 2014

By Leslie Jackson

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Six people were treated by ambulance crews following a road traffic incident in Leek this morning (Friday, May 2).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near to Westwood Golf Course in Newcastle Road shortly after 12:10am.

Four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer, a community first responder and two BASICS doctors were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a single vehicle that had left the carriageway and had come to rest in the golf club car park. The car is believed to have overturned during the incident and had sustained significant damage.

“Six occupants, all believed to be in their late teens – early twenties, had been travelling in the vehicle at the time of the incident. All six were out of the car on the crew’s arrival.

“The driver, a man, had sustained facial and hand injuries during the incident and required further hospital treatment.

“The front seat passenger, a man, was treated for a back injury. He was fully immobilised at the scene before being conveyed to hospital.

“Four passengers were travelling in the rear of the car. One woman had sustained serious head injuries. A second woman was treated for injuries to her legs and shoulder. A third passenger, a man, was treated for an isolated head injury. All three casualties were fully immobilised before being conveyed to hospital.

“The fourth rear seat passenger, a man, was treated for minor injuries before going to hospital as a precaution.

“All six casualties were taken to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment. The hospital was pre-alerted with each of the patient’s conditions and medics were on standby awaiting their arrival.”

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