AN OFF-DUTY consultant leapt into action after a car crash in Stone that left five people in hospital.
Paramedics rushed to scene of the accident on the A34 at Meaford where the two vehicles, an Audi and a Mercedes had collided, shortly after 8pm on Wednesday.
The consultant assisted ambulance workers in assessing the casualties before all five were taken to University Hospitals of North Staffordshire.
An ambulance service spokesman said: “The driver of the Audi, a man in his forties, had a minor injury; his passenger, a man in his late teens had a fractured sternum. “
He said in the Mercedes, the male driver had suffered minor injuries, while the front seat passenger, a woman in her fifties, had complained of back pain, and a teenager in the rear passenger seat had hip pain.
“All three were immobilised with the use of spinal boards and neck collars and were taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire,” he said. “Crews at the scene reported that, despite the apparent seriousness of the collision, all the injuries were relatively minor.”