79-year-old killed in Staffordshire crash

A 79-year-old man has died following a collision in Staffordshire.

Emergency services were called to a report of a collision between a Ford Focus and Land Rover on the junction between Stile Cop Road and A460 Hednesford Road in Rugeley at 10.19am this morning (4 July), after a 999 call from an off-duty volunteer community first responder (CFR).

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and two Midlands Air Ambulances of which one had a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a 4x4 vehicle which had been in collision.

"The driver of the car, a man, was in a critical condition and was being cared for by the CFR and bystanders.

"Crews worked as a team to immediately commence advanced life support but sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.

“Two other patients involved in the collision were described as ‘walking wounded’ and had sustained minor injuries. They were assessed by ambulance staff but didn’t require hospital treatment.”

The man's family have been notified and will be offered support from specially-trained officers.

Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or has dashcam footage, to contact them on 101 - quoting incident number 178 of 4 July.

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