09:26 Monday 13 January 2014

Man trapped for two hours after A515 crash


09/01/14 RTA A515/B5234RTA on A515 / B5234 09/01/14 RTA A515/B5234RTA on A515 / B5234

A MAN was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a crash on a dangerous stretch of road, which left him trapped in his car for more than two hours.

The A515 at Newborough was closed for almost five hours on Thursday evening as emergency services staff worked to free the 50-year-old from his Alpha Romeo car, which had been forced off the road and down an embankment on the B5234.

He was later taken to hospital was serious leg injuries and also suffering with chest, head and arm problems. The driver of the Mercedes Sprinter van he collided with also received hospital treatment.

Inspector Darren Oakey, of Staffordshire Police, said the man’s injuries were not life threatening and investigations into the crash, which occurred at 5.15pm, were under way.

Fire crews and paramedics also attended the scene.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “Crews arrived to find a van and a car that had been in collision. The car had left the carriageway and was found down an embankment and in a field. The driver of the van, a man in his 30s, was out of the vehicle on the crew’s arrival. He was treated for a hip injury and was conveyed to Queens Hospital in Burton for further assessment and treatment.

“The driver of the car was found to be trapped. Ambulance crews worked alongside the fire service to extricate the man. Due to the difficult location, the man was trapped for approximately two hours before being freed.”

Witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 471 of January 9.

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