Two seriously hurt in Biddulph Moor crash after van hits wall
TWO men were seriously injured when the van they were travelling in hit a wall.
The accident happened in New Street, Biddulph Moor, on Saturday night.
Three men were inside the vehicle at the time, although one of them is not thought to have been hurt.
The others, who are both in their 40s, suffered serious cuts to their head and face.
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Paramedics were called to the stretch of country road – which links Knypersley and Biddulph Moor – shortly before 10.10pm.
They treated the injured pair at the scene before the men were taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
Community leaders today described the road as a dangerous spot.
Biddulph Moor ward councillor John Jones said: "I am surprised there have not been more accidents that have happened there because it is a bad road, particularly at this time of year and in this weather.
"It has a speed limit of 30 miles an hour, but many cars drive up here quite fast.
"I've seen many cars driving up at 40 or 50 miles an hour.
"I have been lobbying the council for some time about traffic calming measures for that road.
"I've looked into getting a speed sign or speed camera there, but we don't meet the criteria for getting one.
"I can't get more done until somebody gets killed.
"New Street is also quite dangerous for pedestrians because there's no pavement for them to walk on.
"There's a school further up the road and a lot of children have to walk on there."
Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and a BASICS doctors attended the scene following Saturday's crash.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews arrived to find a van that had left the road and been in a collision.
"They found the van had suffered significant front-end damage.
"Both men received emergency treatment at the scene and their conditions were stabilised.
"The patients were then transferred by ambulances to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further treatment.
"Their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
"Considering the damage to the vehicle, the men were fortunate not have suffered more serious injuries."
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "We received a call at 10.07pm about a van that had crashed into a wall.
"There were three people in the vehicle and two were found to be injured and were taken to hospital.
"We are now investigating the cause of the accident."