Two airlifted after A53 crash

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Two people were airlifted to hospital after a crash on the A53 at Quarnford this afternoon (Monday).

The collision, involving a car and van, happened at around 1pm.

West Midlands Ambulance Service, East Midlands Ambulance Service, and two air ambulances attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to the scene of a collision involving a van and a car which were both badly damaged.

“The driver of the car, a woman in her fifties, had a serious head injury which was bandaged.

“The driver of the van, a man in his thirties, had leg and back injuries and tenderness to his abdomen. He was immobilised at the scene.

“Both were flown to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.”