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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Collisions Steer Safety Message

Motorists are being urged to be careful at the wheel following two road traffic collisions in the space of three hours.

At 6.48pm last night a car being driven by an elderly gentleman collided with a taxi on Lodge Lane in Bridgetown, Cannock. Two appliances from Cannock and one from Stafford attended the incident.

"Being aware of your speed and your surroundings can help reduce the risk of accidents occurring."

Mark Williams, Group Manager

"A car collided with a second vehicle," said Mark Williams, Group Manager.

"Following the collision the driver of the second car was unable to move, due to suspected spinal injuries. Once an ambulance arrived we removed him by board and he was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital.

"The elderly gentleman, who was driving the other car, was shaken but not injured."

At 9.49pm a car being driven by an elderly woman, the wrong way along a dual carriageway on the A449 at Wombourne, collided head on with another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

One appliance from Wombourne and the Rescue Tender from Stafford were supported by a crew from West Midlands Fire Service at the incident.

"The woman in the car travelling in the wrong direction was trapped in her vehicle as a result of the collision," added Mark.

"Firefighters cut her free using specialist cutting equipment. She was taken to New Cross Hospital.

"Both incidents could have been avoided. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service would urge all motorists to take extra care at the wheel, particularly at night, on fast roads, in bad weather conditions.

"Being aware of your speed and your surroundings can help reduce the risk of accidents occurring."