The crashed car. Pic: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Five people have been injured after a car crashed into a canal bridge near Barton-under-Needwood.

The incident happened just off the A38 northbound at 9.40am today (May 9).

The crashed car. Pic: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to discover five patients, all from the same car, following the crash.

“The most seriously injured patient was a teenage male who was a passenger in the car. He was treated for a suspected pelvic injury and injuries to his face, immobilised and airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital. Thankfully, his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

“The driver of the car, a man thought to be in his 20s, was treated for chest and hip pain, cuts to his face and taken to Royal Derby Hospital.

“Also taken to the that hospital was a passenger from the car, a man in his 20s, who received treatment at the scene for chest and abdominal pain.

“Two further patients were transported to Queens Hospital Burton after receiving treatment from ambulance staff at the scene. They were a woman in her 20s who had suffered chest, hip and leg injuries and a man in his 20s who was treated for a head injury and back pain.”

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