Two men seriously injured as car catches fire in road traffic collision

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Two men have been seriously injured in a road traffic collision this morning in which one man was dragged from a burning car and the other was trapped because of the damage caused.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Trentham Road in Newcastle, Stoke-on-Trent, near to New Hayes Farm, at 6.44am sending three ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and a BASICS doctor to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The first ambulance crew arrived on scene within six minutes of the call being made and discovered a man, believed to be in his 40’s, who had been dragged from a burning car. The fire had already been put out by the fire service.

“Ambulance staff treated him for serious head, pelvic and leg injuries. He was immobilised and taken by land ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The driver of the second car, a man in his 40’s, was trapped inside his vehicle and was monitored and assessed by crews whilst the fire service cut him free.

“He was treated for serious leg, pelvic and abdominal injuries, immobilised and taken to the same hospital by land ambulance. The doctor from the air ambulance travelled with the patient to continue treatment en-route.

“Thankfully, it is not believed that either set of injuries are life-threatening.

“The lorry driver, a man, was uninjured in the incident.”

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