A38, Branston, Burton on Trent | 28 April 2012

Two people have died and six others have been injured following a serious crash in Staffordshire last night.

The crash occurred on the A38, Branston, Burton on Trent at around 7.45pm.  Four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, the Trusts CARE Team and MERIT team, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars that had been in a serious collision.  Both vehicles had suffered extensive damage.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save two women travelling in the front of one car, and both were confirmed dead at the scene.

“Three rear seat passengers suffered serious injuries and were trapped in the car.  All three received emergency treatment from medics whilst being extricated from the vehicle.  The three patients were extricated within 60 minutes of the crash.

“A 14 year old boy suffered serious leg and abdominal injuries.  His condition was stabilised and he was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.

“A 12 year old girl suffered serious abdominal injuries.  Her condition was stabilised and she was transferred by land ambulance to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further treatment.  A Doctor travelled on board the ambulance to hospital.

“A 17 year old man suffered back and abdominal injuries.  He was treated at the scene and he was transferred by land ambulance to Burton Queens Hospital for further treatment.

“In the second car, a man believed to be in his 30’s, suffered leg and back injuries.  Following emergency treatment the man was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment.

“A woman, believed to be in her 20’s, suffered multiple serious injuries.  Following treatment the woman was transferred by land ambulance to Burton Queens Hospital for further emergency treatment.

“A girl, believed to be four years old, suffered abdominal and pelvic injuries.  Following treatment she was transferred by land ambulance to Birmingham Childrens Hospital for further treatment.  A Doctor travelled on board the ambulance to Hospital.

“All emergency services worked seamlessly together at the scene to ensure the patients received the best treatment as quickly and safely as possible.”

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