Two men seriously hurt after collision in Staffordshire

Two men have suffered life-threatening injuries following a road traffic incident in Cannock.

It happened at around 3:45am this morning (24 May) on Longford Island. 

A white VW Scirocco heading from Lichfield towards Cannock left the road at the roundabout, overturned and struck the front of the DFS store. 

Prior to the collision the VW was being followed by a police vehicle, which was not involved in the collision. 

An investigation into the circumstances of the crash is now underway.

The matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

They say they have attended the scene, and begun their investigation into the incident.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a senior paramedic, a paramedic officer, a rapid response paramedic and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to discover two patients, both of whom were out of the vehicle on our arrival. The vehicle had come to rest against the DFS store.

“One of the men, the driver of the car, was treated for potentially life-threatening injuries. He received specialist trauma care at the scene before being transferred to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham on blue lights and sirens. The doctor travelled on the back of the ambulance to help continue treatment on route to hospital.

“The second man was also treated for multiple serious injuries, potentially life-threatening, and he was also taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham on blue lights and sirens.

A police spokesperson said: "People travelling to work will face disruption as road closures will be in place in the A5 area while the investigation is ongoing. 

"We apologise for the disruption but hope motorists will understand given the seriousness of the incident." 

Witnesses are asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident 71 of 24 May.

More from Local