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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fire crews extricate woman following two-vehicle collision

10/12/2013

Firefighters released a woman who was trapped in her car following a two-vehicle collision in Leek.

"With the winter weather approaching I would urge all motorists to take extra care on the roads, drive with caution and be aware of the road conditions which can change rapidly, particularly in rural areas like north Staffordshire." 

Station Manager for Leek and Biddulph Carl Mason

Two crews from Leek and the rescue tender from Longton attended the incident which happened at Morridge Top, on the busy A53.

It occurred at 1.30pm yesterday and involved one saloon car and one van.

Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to extricate one female from the car and also assisted paramedics and police at the scene.

Due to the nature of the collision’s location, between Leek and Buxton, two air ambulances attended the scene and transported two people, one from the car and one from the van, to hospital. Fire crews left the scene 2.50pm.

Station Manager for Leek and Biddulph Carl Mason said: "This road traffic collision was a serious incident in which a woman, who was trapped by her injuries, had to be extricated from her vehicle by the fire service and the driver of the van also needed hospital treatment.

"With the winter weather approaching I would urge all motorists to take extra care on the roads, drive with caution and be aware of the road conditions which can change rapidly, particularly in rural areas like north Staffordshire."