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Two seriously injured and another hurt in Market Drayton crash

By Rory Smith | Market Drayton | News | Published:

Three people were hurt - two seriously - in a two-car crash in Market Drayton, which saw both vehicles overturned.

A woman had to be cut free from the scene on A53 near Fordhill Farm, between Tern Hill Roundabout and the roundabout near Muller, shortly before 9pm yesterday.

The crash involved a Citroen C3 and a Landrover Discovery and emergency service crews found one car on its side and the other on its roof.

A 32-year-old woman who was a passenger became trapped and suffered serious injuries to her leg before being rescued by the fire service using cutting equipment.

Both drivers, a 28-year-old man who suffered serious injuries to his hand, and a 35-year-old man, were out of their vehicles before the arrival of the emergency services.

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance critical care car, and a BASICS emergency doctor to the scene before taking those with serious injuries to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Police closed the road in both directions overnight before it was reopened at about 8am today. At 11pm, officers from Market Drayton Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) warned "considerable delays" were "expected for some time".

A spokesperson from the policing team said: "Police, ambulance and fire brigade are dealing with an RTC on A53, Market Drayton, between Tern Hill Roundabout and Muller factory. Road closures in place. Considerable delays expected for some time. Please consider alternative route."

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Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service sent two appliances including the rescue tender along with crews from Hodnet, Market Drayton and Wellington. An operations officer was also in attendance as well as West Mercia Police's collision investigation unit.

The fire service left the scene shortly after 10.05pm but police remained on scene with the road closed for a considerable time after.

A WMAS spokeswoman said: “On arrival, crews were presented with two patients from the vehicle that had rolled over, with the passenger still trapped inside.

“Crews worked together to extricate the woman from the vehicle. She was then treated for serious injuries before being taken on blue lights and sirens to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment.

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“The second patient, a man, who was the driver, also suffered serious injuries in the collision and was conveyed to Royal Stoke University Hospital to receive further treatment.”

Investigations into the crash are ongoing and police are appealing for witnesses, including motorists who were on the road around the time of the collision and have dash cam footage.

Anyone with information should contact West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident reference number 679I of July 15, 2020.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111 or crimestoppers-uk.org

Rory Smith

By Rory Smith
Reporter - @rorysmith_star

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley, Telford.

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