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Man receives major trauma treatment after crashing car into telegraph pole

A man has been treated at a major trauma centre after crashing his car into a telegraph pole.

The car following the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The incident happened outside the Beech Hotel in Derby Road, Stretton in Staffordshire, just after 6.30pm on Monday evening.

The driver a 31 year old man had managed to get himself out of the car, but there was a ‘bullseye’ in the windscreen. He initially appeared to be uninjured but his level of consciousness dropped as he was being assessed which indicated a head injury. The man was also complaining of pain in his lower left leg. He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board as a precaution.

“After an assessment, it was agreed that he should go to a major trauma centre. Given the proximity to the Tattenhill airfield, the ambulance took the man to the Midlands Air Ambulance based there and the man was then flown to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Rare wild rose found in grounds of Tutbury Castle

A rare type of wild rose may have been growing unnoticed in the grounds of a castle in Staffordshire since the 16th century Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A rare type of wild rose may have been growing unnoticed in the grounds of a castle in Staffordshire since the 16th century, curators at the site have said.

The discovery at Tutbury Castle, once the place of imprisonment for Mary, Queen of Scots, was made on the banks of a moat during a flora survey.

It is hoped the pale pink rose - only the second of its type found in Staffordshire since 1878 - may now be named after the partially-ruined castle, which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The hybrid of dog rose and sweet briar has leaves which smell of apples.

"The rose provides a beautiful and unexpected link with our ancestors".

"It is funny to think how many people have walked past it over hundreds of years and not known it was there."

– Castle curator Lesley Smith


Five Staffordshire men arrested in connection with hit and run

Five men have been arrested in connection with a hit and run after a man died in a road collision in Taddington on July 24.

Five Staffordshire men arrested in connection with hit and run Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The Staffordshire men are aged between 20 and 51 years of age.

They were arrested yesterday in connection with the death of the rider of the motorcycle, a 24-year-old man from New Mills, who was pronounced dead at the scene, the car involved failed to stop.

The collision is thought to have happened at about 11.30pm on Friday July 24 on the A6 in Taddington Dale and involved a red 125cc Lexmoto Arizona motorcycle and a car.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or can assist with any information to trace the vehicle involved, is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 14 of July 24, 2015.

Four teenagers involved in Staffordshire car crash

The overturned car Credit: West Midlands Police

Four teenagers have escaped serious injury after the car they were travelling in left the road, cleared a fence and landed on its roof in a field in Staffordshire.

The crash occurred on the A52 Cotton Lane at around 3.00pm.

Crews arrived to find a car that had left the road, travelled over a fence at the side of the road, and come to rest around 20 yards into a field on its roof.

“Miraculously the four teenagers travelling in the car all suffered relatively minor injuries. One girl suffered neck and back pain, a second girl suffered abdominal pain and bruising and the two teenage boys suffered a hand injury and the effects of shock. All four were believed to be 17 years old.

“All four patients received treatment at the scene from medics and all four were subsequently transferred by ambulances to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment. “Thankfully all four teenagers had the good sense to be wearing seat belts which undoubtedly helped to minimise their injuries. Considering the mechanism of the crash, the damage to the vehicle and the distance it has travelled they have all had a miraculous escape.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
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