Man airlifted to hospital as car overturns in Burntwood crash
A seriously-injured man was airlifted to hospital and a woman was trapped in an overturned car after a crash today.
Emergency services were called to Ironstone Road, Cannock, just before 1pm, where two cars were ruined in the collision.
One had rolled onto its roof and was missing a wheel, while the second suffered severe damage to the passenger's side.
The man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with serious injuries to his chest, while a woman was sent to Walsall Manor Hospital with pain in her back, shoulder and chest after being helped out of her car.
Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford rushed to the scene after being called at around 12.50pm.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars that had been in collision, one of which had come to rest on its roof.
“The most seriously injured patient, a man, was a driver in the other car.
"He managed to get himself out of the vehicle but was treated for a serious chest injury.
“The man, who was fully conscious, was immobilised and given pain relief before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
“From the overturned car, the driver, a woman, was assisted out.
"She was treated for back, shoulder and chest pain, immobilised and transported to Walsall Manor Hospital by land ambulance.”
A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: “Crews responded to reports of two vehicle collision in Ironstone Road, Cannock, just after 1pm.
“One of vehicles involved had overturned and a woman was trapped within. Crews extricated the woman."
Meanwhile in Bilston a motorcyclist was also airlifted to hospital after he was involved in a crash with a car.
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