Driver injured after escaping from burning car

A woman has been treated for serious injuries after her car caught fire following a collision with a bridge in Staffordshire.

Emergency services were called to the junction of the A5 and Horsebrook Hall Lane between Gailey and Weston-Under-Lizard, shortly after 8pm yesterday (20 April). 

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car that was well ablaze and a woman believed to be in her 30s who was out of the vehicle.

“She was suffering from a slightly reduced level of consciousness and treated for a fractured leg. She had also suffered burns to her legs, which ambulance staff treated her for at the scene.

“The woman was given pain relief before being transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for further treatment.

“West Midlands Ambulance Service would like to praise the actions of a lorry driver and another motorist who stopped at the scene to pull the woman from the burning car. It is highly likely that without their actions, the woman would have suffered extremely serious injuries.”



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