Motorist suffers serious head injuries in rush-hour smash
A MAN has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after the car he was driving flipped on to its roof on a busy dual carriageway during rush hour.
The man, who is believed to be in his late 30s, was at the wheel of a Mazda when he lost control at Checkley Bank on the A50 at around 8.15am yesterday.
The car landed on its roof on the westbound carriageway.
The man was last night being treated for head and chest injuries at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
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The road was closed following the crash and traffic was diverted on the A522 towards Cheadle.
The stretch was reopened around two hours at 10.20am.
Both ambulance crews and firefighters attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "On arrival at the scene crews found a single vehicle that had overturned.
"The driver, a man believed to be in his late 30s, was trapped in the vehicle for a period of time.
"Once freed, with the assistance of the fire service, ambulance personnel treated the man for head and chest injuries at the scene.
"The man was fully immobilised and conveyed to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.
"The doctor travelled on board the ambulance continuing to provide emergency medical treatment while on route to hospital. "The hospital had been pre-alerted to the arrival of the man and of his injuries."
Staffordshire Police have now launched an appeal for witnesses to the crash.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 119 of June 7.