Did you witness collision in which two people were seriously injured?

Monday, 26th September 2016

OFFICERS from East Staffordshire Local Policing Team are appealing for information following a road traffic collision near Burton-upon-Trent.

At approximately 8:10am on Thursday 22 September there was a collision involving a red Volkswagen Golf and a black Peugeot Teepee taxi, at Belmot Road with the junction of Hanbury Road, Needwood.

Two air ambulances with doctors on board, the aircrew of another aircraft that responded by land, three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer were all sent to the scene.

A three-year-old girl and a 43-year-old male from the Burton area, who were passengers in the taxi, suffered serious injuries and remain in hospital.

Could any witnesses who saw the collision please contact PC Martin Colclough on 101, quoting incident number 106 of 22 September.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a black car some distance into a field and a red car, both which had extensive damage.

“An ambulance was first on scene and was quickly backed up by the crew of the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire in a response vehicle as they are based just three minutes away at Tattenhill.

“There were three people in the black car.  A young girl had suffered serious injuries. She became unconscious while being treated.  She was airlifted by the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance to the regions paediatric major trauma centre at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

“A man estimated to be about 40 who was in the back of the car was treated for serious injuries.  He was anaesthetised at the scene, immobilised and had a pelvic binder put in place before being airlifted by the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The driver, a 46 year old man, was taken by land ambulance to Burton Queens Hospital with a knee injury and abrasions to his head.

“There were two people in the red car.  A 10 year old boy in the back suffered minor chest pain from seatbelt and was taken by ambulance to hospital in Burton.

“The boy’s father, who was driving, was uninjured but was travelling to the hospital to be with his son.”