Driver suffers serious head injuries in A38 crash near Lichfield

A man has been airlifted to hospital after suffering serious head injuries in a crash near Lichfield.

He was driving a car involved in a collision with two vans on the A38 southbound between Bassetts Pole and Weeford at around 10.15am today (October 7).

The injured man had to be cut free from his vehicle by firefighters.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The car driver, believed to be 50-years-old, was suffering from a reduced level of consciousness and had suffered a serious head injury. He was also treated for suspected chest injuries.

“In order to stabilise his condition, the doctor from the air ambulance anaesthetised him before he was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“Unfortunately, his condition is thought to be serious.

“A front seat passenger from the car, believed to be in his 30s, was treated for minor hand and knee injuries and discharged on scene.

“The final patient, from one of the vans, was an 18-year-old man who was also discharged on scene after being treated for an arm injury.

“The incident caused significant traffic disruption in the area which remains ongoing.”

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