17:17 Tuesday 10 December 2013

Elderly man collapses in the Maltings car park

Written byRICHARD CASTLE

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AN ELDERLY man has been treated by paramedics after collapsing in Uttoxeter town centre.

An eye-witness told Uttoxeter News she saw the man fall next to his car.

Sue Keeling said a school pupil and a young girl helped the man, who she described as being in his 70s.

She said: "I tried to help him and asked if he was okay and he was conscious but clearly very groggy.

"I asked the young girl to call 999 and she did. They stuck around while the ambulance was on its way.

"The paramedics were struggling to hold him up and the young lady and I held the stretcher trolley steady while he was lifted on to it.

"The young lad held the door open while they slid him into the ambulance."

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to the Maltings car park just after 4.15pm on December 10.

One ambulance and one rapid response vehicle were sent to the scene.

An elderly man was treated and taken to Stafford Hospital.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “We were called to the car park at the Maltings at 5.05pm on December 10 to assist paramedic colleagues with a medical emergency.”

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