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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Woman Hurt in Crash

car damaged in road traffic collision
One of the cars after today's RTC in Uttoxeter

A woman was cut free from a car by firefighters following a road traffic collision.

The casualty was a passenger in a vehicle which was in collision with a second car before hitting a lamppost at 7.35am today on Bentley Road, Uttoxeter.

"We extricated the female passenger by cutting the roof off the car and removing her on a spinal board."

Del Roberts, Area Commander

She was taken to hospital by land ambulance. The female driver of the car was not injured after the vehicle' driver airbag activated on impact.

One appliance each from Uttoxeter, Abbots Bromley and Longton attended the incident.

A woman and young child in the second vehicle escaped unhurt.

Area Commander, Del Roberts, said: "t was an off-duty firefighter who actually called the incident in after hearing a loud bang and going outside to investigate.

 "We extricated the female passenger by cutting the roof off the car and removing her on a spinal board."

With frost sweeping the region overnight and more expected over the next few days, Del is asking drivers to take extra care behind the wheel.

"Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service would urge all motorists to exercise caution and care on the road," he said.

The driver of the first vehicle, along with the woman and child from the second, were also taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire as a precaution.