A WOMAN in her 80s has been airlifted to one of the region’s major trauma centres following a two-car smash in Uttoxeter yesterday afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the B5013 and Stafford Road at 2.10pm and sent an ambulance, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the scene.
A spokesman for the service said: “Crews arrived to discover two cars that had suffered significant front end damage.
"One of the vehicles had left the road and collided with a bush.
“The driver of one of the cars, a woman in her 80s, was assessed by paramedics and treated for ankle, leg and head injuries. She was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and also given pain relief.
“She was then flown to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further treatment.
“The driver of car that ended up colliding with a bush was a man in his 20s. Paramedics, who were told he appeared concussed initially, treated him for neck and back injuries before he was transported to the same hospital by land ambulance.”