Firefighters cut man from badly damaged car following collision

We have successfully rescued a man who was trapped inside a badly damaged car in Rugeley following a collision last night (Tuesday 18 October).

We were called to Hednesford Road, shortly after 10pm, following reports that three cars had collided at a junction.

Crews from Cannock and Rugeley attended the scene and found a man trapped inside a Ford Fiesta. He was the driver and sole occupant of the car.

We used cutting equipment to remove the car’s roof and lifted the man out of the vehicle by 10.50pm.

He was transported to hospital by ambulance for further treatment.

Despite the severity of the damage to the cars, none of the other drivers were reported injured.

Station Manager Damian Armstrong, who attended the scene, said: “This was a nasty crash which could have resulted in far worse injuries.

“We want to remind motorists that road conditions will be changing as we head into winter and extra care must be taken to ensure you keep yourselves and others safe on the road.

“It’s also important that motorists remain vigilant when driving at night. Hazards can appear suddenly and the colder weather will make it harder for you to stop at a safe distance.”

“Thankfully, we were able to work with colleagues at Staffordshire Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service to secure the scene and deliver medical care.”

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