By StaffsLive Reporter: Motorists in Stoke-on-Trent have endured a rush hour to forget after two separate crashes on key routes.
The M6 southbound was closed near junction 14 until 5.30pm today (May 16) after a car overturned earlier in the afternoon.
And then a three vehicle pile-up on the A500 near the A34 turn-off just before 4pm added to the tailbacks.
One man was taken to hospital following the M6 incident after being anaesthetised at the roadside due to a head injury.
The A500 crash – which also involved a Land Rover with a trailer and a lorry – saw a woman cut free from the wreckage of a car.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived, they found a car that had suffered extensive damage and considerable intrusion into the passenger compartment.
“While firefighters removed the roof and doors of the car, ambulance staff treated the woman who was complaining of injuries to her head, chest and legs.
“After being freed, the woman was taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.
“There were two men in each of the other vehicles involved. Fortunately none of the four were hurt and did not require hospital treatment.”