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Oakamoor: Driver taken to hospital after serious collision with telegraph pole

By Uttoxeter Advertiser  |  Posted: August 19, 2014

SHOCK SCENE . . . the driver was taken to hospital with multiple injuries.

SHOCK SCENE . . . the driver was taken to hospital with multiple injuries.

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THE driver of a car was 'lucky to be alive' after colliding with a telegraph pole in Oakamoor.

The crash occurred on Star Bank at around 7.55am yesterday morning.

A community first responder, an ambulance, a paramedic officer, a BASICS Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "The car had significant damage and the driver was trapped in the vehicle.

"The woman, believed to be in her mid 20s, received emergency treatment while still in the vehicle. "Ambulance crews worked with the fire service to ensure she was safely cut free from the wreckage of the crash. "She was trapped for around 75 minutes in total.

"The woman suffered multiple injuries in the crash, including leg, shoulder and facial injuries. She received emergency treatment at the scene and was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment. "Thankfully the woman injuries were not considered life threatening."

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