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UPDATE - Woman airlifted to hospital after smash on rural East Staffordshire road

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 13, 2014

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A WOMAN has been airlifted to hospital after being trapped for more than an hour following a three-vehicle accident in Bishops Hill, Newborough.

Staffordshire Police confirmed that the collision involved a black Audi, silver Volvo and a white Scania lorry.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service also attended the scene. They used hydraulic equipment to cut a 45-year-old female driver free from the black 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 white Scania lorry and police re-opened the road at 11.15am.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service 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 to the woman, ambulance staff worked closely with the fire service to carefully extricate her from the car.”

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