Man dragged from burning vehicle

A man has been dragged from a burning car and another has been cut free by the fire service after a three vehicle collision this morning in Newcastle.

Emergency services were called to Trentham Road, at 6.44am and sent three ambulances, a paramedic officer and the air ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The first ambulance crew arrived on scene within six minutes of the call being made and discovered a man, believed to be in his 40s, who had been dragged from a burning car. The fire had already been put out by the fire service.

“Ambulance staff treated him for serious head, pelvic and leg injuries. He was immobilised and taken by land ambulance to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The driver of the second car, a man in his 40s, was trapped inside his vehicle and was monitored and assessed by crews whilst the fire service cut him free.

“He was treated for serious leg, pelvic and abdominal injuries, immobilised and taken to the same hospital by land ambulance. The doctor from the air ambulance travelled with the patient to continue treatment en-route.

“Thankfully, it is not believed that either set of injuries are life-threatening.

“The lorry driver, a man, was uninjured in the incident.”

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