A YOUNG Brereton man who died after his car collided with a tree has been described as “an amazing lad” in an online tribute page.
Mckie Way resident Daniel Taylor, known locally as Danny, was just 29.
His Vauxhall Astra left Colliery Road on Friday and emergency services were called to the scene at around 9.30pm.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The driver was in cardiac arrest and was being given CPR by two off duty nurses and a police officer. Sadly, despite the best efforts of bystanders, ambulance crews and medics nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.
“The front seat passenger was trapped in the wreckage. Upon assessment, crews and the medics found she had suffered a head injury. They worked with the fire service to extricate her from the car before she was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board.
“The woman was transferred by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.”
Many floral tributes have since been laid at the collision site, alongside Liverpool FC flags.
Facebook tribute page Danny Taylor R.I.P, An Amazing lad, has more than 400 members and many have shared memories and messages of support for Danny’s family.
Hayley Metcalfe said: “It's amazing as well as heartbreaking to realise how very, very loved u are!!! No words can describe how much u mean to us all.”
Stacey Duncan said: “Your top lad far to young to be taken rip mate thinking of your family and your daughter.”
The 26-year-old passenger, who has not been named, remains in hospital in a stable condition, Staffordshire Police said.
The road was closed while police investigated the scene but reopened by 2.20am on Saturday.
Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact investigating officer PC Dave Burgham at the force’s Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting incident number 788 of September 6.