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Coach driver airlifted to hospital after three vehicle crash on the A38 near Lichfield

A coach driver has been airlifted to hospital after a crash on the A38 near Lichfield.

The damaged coach after the crash on the A38. Pic: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The damaged coach after the crash on the A38

The bus, a car and a lorry were involved in the incident on the northbound carriageway near Barton-under-Needwood at 11.35am this morning.

The driver of the coach was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “Crews arrived to find three vehicles that had been in collision, all of which contained a single occupant.

“The most seriously injured patient was the coach driver, who was trapped inside as a result of the collision. Ambulance crews carefully monitored and assessed the man, believed to be in his 30s, whilst he was cut free by the fire service.

“He was treated for suspected leg and pelvic injuries, immobilised and airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The car driver, a man thought to be in his 50s, managed to get himself out and was treated for a chest injury before being taken to Queens Hospital, Burton.

“The lorry driver, a man, was uninjured in the incident.”

The crash has also caused a number of knock-on delays around Lichfield.

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