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Woman cut free from car after midnight collision with tree in Stafford's Highfields

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: January 06, 2014

By Robin Scott

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A WOMAN had to be cut free from a car after it crashed into a tree in West Way, Stafford in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Emergency services rushed to the accident in Highfields just after midnight where firefighters cut the woman free before ambulance crews rushed her to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for treatment.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said: “We attended a road traffic collision in West Way, Stafford at 12:02am.

“One female was trapped her vehicle and hydraulic cutting gear was used to cut her free.”

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A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We conveyed one woman in her thirties to University Hospital of North Staffordshire. She was a front-seat passenger in the car.

“She had some head wounds, bruising and cuts all around the head area,” he said.

Euan Hope, a resident in the area, said he had heard “a loud crash just after midnight,” and seen a “crumpled car, several police cars, 2 fire engines and 2 ambulances.”

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