FOUR men in a car towing a caravan have been injured following a collision with a lorry near Cheadle
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the A50 and A521 at Blythe Bridge shortly before 6.10am today, Monday, September 1.
Four ambulance crews, four BASICS emergency doctors, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The car ended up between the jackknifed lorry’s cab and trailer. The caravan was smashed. The driver was the relatively most serious casualty with a chest injury, the others had minor injuries.
“Because of the extent of the vehicle damage. all four were taken as a precaution to the major trauma centre at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire to be further assessed.
“The lorry driver was in shock but otherwise uninjured.”We are currently in attendance at a road traffic collision on the A50 eastbound, at its junction with Grindley Lane.
Staffordshire Police said: "The eastbound carriageway remains closed and is likely to be for some time as all vehicles are recovered. Traffic is being diverted in the area but there are long delays.
"The four occupants of the Ford Mondeo have been taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
"The lorry driver is uninjured. As a result of the collision the caravan has been completely destroyed."
Police officers were joined by colleagues from the fire and ambulance services at the scene. Highways Agency staff and vehicle recovery personnel are also in attendance.
An investigation to understand the circumstances of the collision will now take place. Witnesses are asked to contact us on 101 quoting incident 83 of September 1.
Please avoid this area as much as possible this morning as long delays are expected.