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Pedestrian taken to hospital as car flips in crash near Newport

By Jordan Reynolds | Newport | News | Published:

A pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a three-car crash where one vehicle overturned.

The A518 Newport Road. Photo: Google

The injured man, in his 60s, had been walking next to the A418 Newport Road between Newport and Stafford when the crash happened just after 8pm on Wednesday.

He was left with a serious arm injury and taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

The woman he was walking with was also injured and travelled with him to hospital.

Meanwhile one of the cars involved in the crash at Swan Pit near Gnosall ended up on its roof.

A man from that car, also in his 60s, was also assessed and discharged at the scene and the road was closed while the vehicles were recovered.

Murray MacGregor, spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene

“On arrival they found two cars, one on its roof and the other with front-end damage.

“Close by were a man and a woman who had been walking next to the road when the crash happened and had been injured as a result.

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“The man, who was in his 60s suffered potentially serious injuries. He was assessed and treated at the scene before being taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The woman travelled with him and planned to self present at A&E. A man, also in his 60s from the overturned car was also assessed and treated at the scene.

“However, he was discharged as he didn’t wish to travel to A&E. There were no other patients.”

Staffordshire Police are investigating the crash and have asked for any witnesses to come forward, quoting incident number 689 of June 24.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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