Stoke & Staffordshire

Three seriously hurt in Newcastle-under-Lyme crash

Three people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a taxi and a car collided head-on in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

The crash happened at 0420 BST in Clayton Road.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said three men were treated for multiple fractures at the scene.

He said the casualties were transferred to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.

The driver of the taxi, a man thought to be in his 50s, sustained a fractured leg together with chest and abdominal injuries, he said.

A man in his 20s, who was travelling in the taxi, received back and pelvic injuries.

The car driver, a man in his 30s, sustained lower leg fractures.

A spokeswoman for Staffordshire Police said incident involved a blue Volkswagen Golf and a blue Renault Laguna which were travelling in opposite directions near Abbots Way.

She said both drivers remained in hospital while the passenger had been released later in the day.

The road was closed for five hours and police have appealed for witnesses.

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