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Man airlifted to hospital as car overturns in Burntwood crash

By Charlotte Callear | Burntwood | News | Published:

A seriously-injured man was airlifted to hospital and a woman was trapped in an overturned car after a crash today.

The aftermath of the crash in Burntwood

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 aftermath of the crash in Burntwood

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.

The aftermath of the crash in Burntwood

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"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.”

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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.

Charlotte Callear

By Charlotte Callear
@CCallear_Star

Reporter based at the Express & Star's Wolverhampton head office

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