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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Drivers Warned to Take Extra Care on Roads

15/05/2012

Drivers are being warned to take extra care on the roads in the wet weather following three road traffic collisions in just over one hour this morning.

“We do unfortunately tend to see an increase in  road traffic collisions during bad weather conditions. “We would encourage drivers to make sure they leave plenty of time of time to reach their destination and to take extra care on the roads during this wet weather.”

Watch Manager Graham Mills.

The first call was received at 6.17am reporting a collision on the M6 southbound carriageway between junction 13 and 14.

Fire and rescue crews from Stafford attended the incident that involved one vehicle. One casualty had to be taken to hospital by land ambulance. The incident was closed at 6.40am.

The second call was received at 7.12am reporting an incident on Foregate Street in Stafford.

Fire and rescue crews from Stafford and Rising Brook attended the collision that involved one car with one female casualty inside.

Firefighters assisted the ambulance with extricating the lady who was then taken to Stafford hospital by land ambulance.

The third call was received at 07.23am reporting an incident on the A449 in Himley.

Fire and rescue crews from Wombourne, Kinver and Stafford attended.

The incident involved one car and one HGV. One male casualty was severely trapped inside the car. Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to free the casualty who was then taken to the Queen Elizabeth hospital by air ambulance.

Watch Manager Graham Mills said: “We do unfortunately tend to see an increase in  road traffic collisions during bad weather conditions.

“We would encourage drivers to make sure they leave plenty of time of time to reach their destination and to take extra care on the roads during this wet weather.”