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Car splits in two

Picture courtesy of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

A man was able to get out of the wreckage of his car himself despite it being split in two after a collision with another car in Staffordshire.

The incident happened at about 8.20pm on Wednesday evening on the A34, Stafford Road, near Pine Trees Farm at Huntington, just after the Pottal Pool roundabout.

Two ambulances were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found two cars that had suffered significant damage. One car had split in two with one half overturned with the other half in a field.

“Somehow the driver, a man in his 40s, had managed to get out of the wreckage himself. He was assessed at the scene before being taken to the major trauma centre at the Royal Stoke University Hospital as a precaution, although initially his injuries did not appear to be too serious.

“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to extricate the driver of the other car, a woman in he 50s. She was assessed and treated at the scene before being taken on blue lights to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton."

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