A woman needed specialist pre-hospital trauma care at the scene of a collision last night in Stafford.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Tolldish Lane near to the A51 junction in Great Haywood at 8.50pm yesterday (Monday).
Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a merit trauma doctor and a basics emergency doctor attended the scene. A passing St John Ambulance crew came across the incident and stopped to render aid.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a car which had been in a significant collision with a HGV. The driver of the car, a woman, was severely trapped in the wreckage.
“Ambulance staff and the two doctors began to administer trauma care to the woman who had sustained multiple serious injuries whilst the fire service worked carefully around them to cut away the wreckage to release her.
"Due to the damage caused to the car in the collision, the extrication was prolonged but once the woman was released ambulance staff and the medics continued emergency interventions on scene to help stabilise her serious condition before she was taken on blue lights to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency treatment.
“The lorry driver was uninjured.”