Lorry driver suffers serious leg injuries in Stoke-on-Trent

Thursday 2nd June 2016 – 4.20pm – Claire Brown.

A lorry driver has been taken to a major trauma centre after suffering serious leg injuries after his lorry collided with metal fencing and a shipment container in Stoke-on-Trent.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Draycott Cross Road in Brookhouse Industrial Estate, Cheadle, shortly before midday (Thursday). A community paramedic, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill, a senior paramedic officer and two North Staffs BASICS doctors attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find the lorry driver, a man in his 30s, out of the cab and on the floor.

“Upon assessment by ambulance staff and the doctors, it was clear the man had sustained serious leg injuries which required trauma dressings and pain relief to help manage his discomfort.

“The man was immobilised before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital, a major trauma centre, for further treatment.”

ENDS

Photographs – Please credit West Midlands Ambulance Service

Written by officialwmas

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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