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Elderly man dies in car collision

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12 DEC

Elderly man dies in car collision

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An 80-year-old man has died after being involved in a road traffic collision in a Moorlands village. The incident happened yesterday (Wednesday, December 11) at around 5pm in Threapwood, near Alton

A fatal car collision on a road in the Moorlands required the attendance of all three emergency services yesterday.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said three ambulances, a community first responder, an advanced paramedic, a paramedic officer, a critical care car from the Midlands Air Ambulance and a BASICS emergency doctor all attended a “serious” road traffic incident involving two cars in Threapwood, near Alton on Wednesday (December 11).

The service revealed that despite it’s best efforts, a man passed away and was confirmed dead at the scene.

WMAS also stated that another man, who was already out of a second car, received trauma care before being transported to the Royal Stoke University Hospital on blue lights.

A third man was described as “walking wounded” and was also given treatment at the scene before being taken to the same hospital as a precaution.

Staffordshire Police confirmed the deceased was 80-years-old and from Stoke-on-Trent.

The force also stated that the man’s family are being supported by specialist officers.

Officers are now appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the vehicles before the collision or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police told the Times and Echo: “Just before 5pm yesterday (Wednesday, December 11), police were called to reports of a two-vehicle collision involving a silver Vauxhall Meriva and a red Mercedes CLC220.

“Sadly, despite the efforts of the emergency services, the driver of the Vauxhall Meriva, an 80-year-old from Stoke-on-Trent, died at the scene.

“Specialist officers are supporting the man’s family.

“The driver of the Mercedes, a 43-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent, was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“A passenger in the Mercedes, a 25-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent, received minor injuries.

“Officers from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the vehicles before the collision or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to contact 101, quoting incident 587 of December 11.”

A spokesperson for WMAS said: “West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident at 4.56pm yesterday (Wednesday).

“Three ambulances, a community first responder, an advanced paramedic, a paramedic officer, a critical care car from the Midlands Air Ambulance and a BASICS emergency doctor attended the scene.

“Ambulance crews arrived on scene to find a serious road traffic collison involving two cars.

“The driver of one car, a man, was in a critical condition and quickly received advanced life support from the team of ambulance staff.

“Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.

“The driver of the second car, a man, was already out of the vehicle when ambulance staff arrived.

“He received trauma care on scene for serious injuries before being taken on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency treatment.

“A third man involved in the collision was described as ‘walking wounded’ and was given treatment on scene before being taken to the same hospital as a precaution.”

A spokesperson from the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, who sent two crews to the scene, added: “Crews from Cheadle and Longton responded to a two-vehicle road traffic collision at just after 5pm yesterday, (December 11).

“Sadly, a man died at the scene. Another man was also injured.”

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