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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Road Smash Traps Woman

Firefighters cut a female motorist free from her car following a road traffic collision at a notorious Lichfield junction.

Two crews from Lichfield attended the incident at 8.31am today on Lichfield Road near Seedy Mill Golf Club.

"Numerous airbags went off in the car which made it difficult for us to cut the casualty free."

Phil McFarlane, Area Commander for Lichfield

The injured woman was airlifted to Selly Oak Hospital following the accident which closed three main roads into the city.

Area Commander at Lichfield, Phil McFarlane, said a car travelling from Kings Bromley had collided side-on with the vehicle.

"Numerous airbags went off in the car which made it difficult for us to cut the casualty free," he said.

"We had to use hydraulic cutting equipment assisted by crews from Stafford.

"At this time of year we would send our same message to all motorists.

"Make sure windscreens are kept clear because of the low sun you often get at the start and end of the day.

"Be aware of wet and damp conditions, watch your speed and always wear a seatbelt."

The male driver of the second car was freed by firefighters and ambulance paramedics before being taken to Queen’s Hospital, Burton as a precaution.