A MOTORIST has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a rush-hour crash on the A50 near Uttoxeter.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the crash on the A50 westbound at Checkley Bank at approximately 8.15am this morning (Thursday).
It is believed the male driver of a silver Mazda vehicle lost control of the car, which ended up on its roof in the carriageway/lay-by.
The man, believed to be in his late 30’s, has been taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire with a serious head injury.
Following the incident the road was closed and traffic was diverted on the A522 towards Cheadle. The road was reopened at 10.20am.
An ambulance, two rapid response vehicles, a paramedic area support officer and a BASICS Doctor were dispatched to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a single vehicle that had overturned.
“The driver, a man believed to be in his late 30’s, was trapped in the vehicle for a period of time.
“Once freed, with the assistance of the fire service, ambulance personnel treated the man for head and chest injuries at the scene.
“The man was fully immobilised and conveyed to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.
“The doctor travelled on board the ambulance continuing to provide emergency medical treatment while on route to hospital. The hospital had been pre-alerted to the arrival of the man and of his injuries.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 119 of June 7.