By Siobhan Congreve: A woman suffered critical injuries after an accident involving two cars on the A51, near Stone.
The 40-year-old, who was driving one of the vehicles, had to be airlifted to hospital.
A young man in the second vehicle had to be cut free and was taken to hospital with leg injuries.
Two ambulances, an incident support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance all attended.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “One of the drivers, a woman in her 40s, received multiple injuries. She was fully immobilised by crews at the scene before being taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
“The other driver, a teenage male, was trapped in his vehicle for a period of time and treated for leg injuries. He was conveyed by land ambulance to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.”
Staffordshire Police had to close the A51 for a period after today’s (November 24) accident but it is open again in both directions.