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Man dies and two injured in Stoke-on-Trent crash

One man has died and two other people have been seriously injured in a two-car collision in Stoke-on-Trent.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the A500 at the junction of Etruria Road in Hanley at 11.50pm last night.

One of the cars ended up the opposite side of the carriageway with its engine found several metres away. The driver, a man believed to be in his 20s, sustained a head injury, a fractured leg and a significant traumatic injury to his arm.

The two occupants of the second car were trapped due to the damage caused in the collision. The driver, a man, was declared dead at the scene.

The passenger, a woman believed to be in her 30s, was unconscious and transferred to Royal Stoke University Hospital with serious injuries to her abdomen.

The road remained closed for several hours.

Four people taken to hospital after Burton car crash

Four people were taken to hospital in the early hours of this morning following a crash in Branston Road, Burton.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed to ITV News Central that the crash involved three cars with two people having to be cut from their vehicles by specialist cutting equipment.

Three men and one female were taken to Burton’s Queen’s Hospital for treatment.

The road was reopened at around 1.30am this morning.

Woman's arm trapped between car roof and road

A woman's arm was trapped between the roof of her car and the road after her car overturned in Hampton in Arden.

The accident happened on Solihull Road at around 10.45pm last night.

Crews arrived on scene to find a car that had overturned onto its roof.

The driver was trapped upside down with her right arm trapped between the roof of the car and the road.

The woman, believed to be 22 years old, was treated for an arm injury.

– Spokeswoman, West Midlands Ambulance Service

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Three people in hospital after five-vehicle crash on A1

Five vehicles have been involved in a collision on the A1 near Nottinghamshire during this morning's rush hour.

The A1 southbound from North Muskham will remain closed for inspection. Credit: ITV News Central

Three people have been taken to hospital following the crash, which took place at around 7.45am.

The northbound carriageway has been re-opened but the A1 southbound from North Muskham will remain closed while the crash scene is cleared and enquiries are made.

Driver survives despite van rolling 30ft off motorway

A driver has escaped serious injury despite his van rolling 30ft down an embankment off a motorway and going through a hedge and fence.

Emergency services were called out to the M6 motorway between junctions 3 and 4 on Monday at around 6pm following a crash involving three cars and a van.

The 53-year-old driver managed to climb out of the wreckage.

When crews arrived and saw the damage, they feared the worst. Crews were astonished to find the only obvious injury to the 53 year old was a small laceration to his forehead. A 23 year old woman in a car was treated for back pain. A man in his 30s in a second car was checked over for minor injuries but was also discharged.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Horror smash on railway bridge sees couple airlifted

The crash happened in Shropshire this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A couple had to be airlifted to hospital with serious chest injuries after a head on collision between two cars on a railway bridge in Shropshire.

Paramedics were called to the crossing in Baschurch Road, Bomere Heath, Shrewsbury, at 9.55am this morning.

The Midlands Air Ambulance and the Wales Air Ambulance were both scrambled to the scene of the accident.

The driver and passenger from one car, a couple believed to be in their eighties, were both trapped in the wreckage.

They were both taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital in each of the helicopters.

The ambulance service said the male driver of the second car sustained minor injuries, and was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by land ambulance.

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