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A man was trapped in the wreckage of a car for over an hour

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Sunday 27th March 2016 – 7.50am – Murray MacGregor.

A man’s suffered multiple injuries after the car he was in collided with a tree causing massive damage to the vehicle.

It happened in Stubby Lane, near to the Marchington industrial Estate, in Staffordshire

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and a BASICS emergency doctor were sent to the scene after a 999 call at 2.50am on Sunday morning.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a car that had collided with a tree. The car was facing at about 90 degrees to the road.

“The man driving was severely trapped due to the level of damage to the car. The engine block had come away from the chassis.

“Ambulance staff and firefighters worked for well over an hour to get the man out of the vehicle.

“The man had suffered multiple injuries, though none are believed life threatening. After being immobilised, he was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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