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A50 grinds to a halt after accident

By Uttoxeter Advertiser  |  Posted: September 01, 2014

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Four men in a car towing a caravan have been injured following a collision with a lorry near Uttoxeter.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the A50 and A521 at Blythe Bridge shortly before 6.10am today.

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.”

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