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Dunstall crash passenger left with serious injuries

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 12, 2014

By Rob Smyth

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POLICE have launched an appeal for witnesses after a car crash saw a man taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Staffordshire Police has urged people who may have seen the incident, which saw one car land on its roof, at the junction of Dunstall Cross and Rangemore Hill, near Dunstall, to come forward with information.

A 20-year-old passenger suffered pelvic, spinal and head injuries and had to be rushed to hospital for emergency treatment.

The road remained closed for four hours on Sunday morning while specialist crime investigators combed the area for clues.

A spokesman for the force said: "At around 10.25am on Sunday, officers were called to a report of a serious crash at Dunstall Cross involving a silver Mercedes and silver Vauxhall Agila.

"A 20-year-old male passenger in the Vauxhall was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire with pelvic, spinal and head injuries and remains in a poorly but stable condition.

"The road remained closed for four hours while specialist officers from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit examined the scene.

"Witnesses or anyone who has any information is asked to ring 101 quoting incident 261 of August 10 or to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555111."

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Three ambulance crews, a paramedic area support officer and a BASICS emergency doctor were in attendance.

"The crew of the nearby Midlands Air Ambulance base, in Tatenhill, also attended by blue-light car.

"Two cars had collided, one had overturned with three people in it.

"The rear seat passenger had head and facial injuries.

"The driver, a man in his 60s, and his front-seat passenger, a woman in her fifties, were both found to have minor injuries.

"They were both immobilised with the use of neck collars and spinal boards before being taken to Burton's Queen's Hospital."

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