Lorry driver rescues woman from burning car after A5 crash

A lorry driver rescued a woman from a burning car after a crash in a Staffordshire village.

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The junction of the A5 and Horsebrook Hall Lane, where the crash happened. Photo: Google Street View

The incident happened just after 8pm last night on at the junction of Horsebrook Hall Lane on the A5 Watling Street in Gailey.

A woman in her 30s was pulled from the wreckage by the brave passer-by after her she crashed with another car.

She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with cuts to her face and burns and a fracture to her leg.

West Midlands Ambulance Service say that they will now seek the lorry driver for a commendation.

Jamie Arrowsmith, a spokesman for the service, said: "We were called to a two-car RTC and one of the cars was on fire. A woman in her 30s was still inside.

"A note from our crews say that a lorry driver who stopped at the scene managed to open the car and drag the patient out.

"She had a reduced level of consciousness but was immobilised and given pain relief and taken to hospital.

“West Midlands Ambulance Service would like to praise the actions of a lorry driver and another motorist who stopped at the scene to pull the woman from the burning car.

"It is highly likely that without their actions, the woman would have suffered extremely serious injuries.”

One ambulance, MERIT trauma doctor and paramedic area support officer attended the scene.

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