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Six people injured after A50 collision

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LATE night traffic was brought to a standstill after a multi-vehcile collision including two HGV’s occurred on the A50.

Staffordshire Police is appealing for witnesses following the incident at 9.15pm on Friday on the eastbound carriageway between Draycott island and Uttoxeter.

The collision involved a green Daff HGV which was parked in a lay by and was struck by a second HGV, a white Volvo. This caused the first HGV to overturn and the second to jack knife, resulting in a further five cars being involved in the collision.

Both HGV drivers, along with occupants from the other vehicles, suffered back, neck and other minor injuries and were taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for treatment. None of the injuries were life threatening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said six people were taken to hospital and four ambulances, two BASICS emergency doctors, a paramedic area support officer and a senior paramedic officer attended the scene.

A spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find the carriageways strewn with debris and vehicles following a collision involving two articulated lorries and several cars.

“One lorry had ended up down an embankment.

“The drivers of both lorries, two men, suffered neck pain in the crash and were fully immobilised with neck collars and spinal boards before being taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire.

“Four people, from various cars involved, were injured and received treatment from crews and the doctors on scene.

“Those injured included a woman with a minor head injury and neck pain and a man with a minor leg injury and neck pain.

“Both were immobilised and taken to the same hospital.

“A second woman sustained a suspected fracture to her hand whilst another man had a facial injury and they too were conveyed to University Hospital North Staffordshire.

“Given the number of vehicles involved and the scale of damage caused, it was remarkable and very fortunate that no one was more seriously or even fatally injured.”

Due to the nature of the collision both carriageways of the A50 were closed while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Witnesses are asked to contact PC Dave Stubbs at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 759 of February 15.

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