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Stafford man trapped in overturned car

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: June 06, 2014

By Alison Thomas

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A driver has escaped serious injury despite his car ending upside down in a ditch in Stafford in the early hours of this morning.

The incident happened in Dartmouth Street, Stafford, shortly after midnight. Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a responder paramedic, a MERIT trauma doctor and two nearby BASICS doctors attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The car had ended up in a ditch at the side of the road and was on its roof when emergency services arrived.

“The driver and single occupant, a man in his 20s, was still in the car and unable to get out. Miraculously, ambulance staff found the man had suffered no apparent injuries.

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“The fire service extricated the man from the car and he was immobilised as a precaution before being taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire.”

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