TWO people have had to be cut free from vehicles following two road traffic collisions in the Uttoxeter area over the past week. In the first incident, a female driver had to be cut free from her car after being involved in a road traffic collision at around 8.20am on Wednesday, June 12, in Croxden. The female driver was cut free from her vehicle by emergency services after the car had ended up in a ditch. After being freed the driver was treated at the scene by paramedics and then taken by ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital.
A spokesman for Staffordshire Fire & Rescue said: “Crews from Longton were called to an incident in Croxden at 8.30am on Wednesday, June 12, where a car had gone into a ditch.
“One female was trapped in the car but was then released and put in the care of West Midlands Air Ambulance.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Air Ambulance said: “At 8.20am on Wednesday, June 12, we were called to Hollington Road to reports of a car in a ditch.
“We sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire crew in a rapid response car and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance crew, also by car.
“There was a single occupant in the car. A woman who sustained injuries in the incident.
“She was extricated from the vehicle with the help from the fire service and given treatment at the scene by ambulance staff – before she was taken ‘on blue lights’ in a land ambulance to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further care.”
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police added: “Officers from Staffordshire Police were called to a report of a road traffic collision on Hollington Road near Uttoxeter at 8.23am on June 12.
“A car left the road and ended up in a bank.
“Colleagues from West Midlands Ambulance Service and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service also attended the scene.
“A woman suffered injuries and was taken to Royal Stoke Hospital.
“A road closure was in place while the car was recovered.”
In a separate incident yesterday, Tuesday, June 18, at around 8am, a male had to be cut free from a vehicle he had been in after it was in a road traffic collision in Draycott in the Clay, near Uttoxeter.
A spokesman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said: “Two appliances attended the incident near Draycott in the Clay, on the A515 junction with Forest Road.
“One male was extricated from a 4×4 vehicle and was transported to hospital.
“The Highways Agency was notified about the incident because there was an oil spill in the road.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: “We were called at 8.05am to the junction of Draycott Cliff and Forest Road, to reports of a single car road traffic collision.
“One ambulance, a paramedic officer and a critical care car from the Midlands Air Ambulance attended.
“We treated one man who suffered serious injures.
“He was extricated with help from the fire service.
“He was treated at the scene by ambulance staff before taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”
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