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Woman airlifted after A515 crash between Draycott and Newborough

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: March 13, 2014

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A WOMAN has been airlifted to hospital after being trapped for more than an hour in her car following a three-vehicle collision between Newborough and Draycott in the Clay.

Staffordshire Police confirmed the collision between a black Audi, silver Volvo and a white Scania lorry on junction of the A515 and B5234 at 9.37am today.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service also attended the scene and used hydraulic equipment to cut a 45-year-old female driver free from the Audi before she was airlifted to University of North Staffordshire Hospital. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The 38-year-old male driver of the Volvo was taken by land ambulance to Burton’s Queen’s Hospital as a precaution.

There were no injuries to the driver of the Scania lorry and police re-opened the road at 11.15am.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Upon arrival, the emergency services found two cars which had been involved in a collision. Both cars sustained significant front end damage.

“The driver of one car, a 38-year-old man, was out of his vehicle. Ambulance crews assessed the man and found he had sustained neck pain in the collision. He was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to Queen’s Hospital Burton.

“The driver of the second car, a 45-year-old woman, was mechanically trapped in the wreckage. Ambulance staff assessed the woman whilst in the car and found she had suffered arm, chest and hip pain. Once they had administered pain relief, ambulance staff worked closely with the fire service to carefully extricate her.”

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