Stoke & Staffordshire

Driver dies in two-car crash in Stoke-on-Trent

A man died and two other people were seriously injured in a crash involving two cars in Stoke-on-Trent.

It happened on the A500 at the junction of Etruria Road in Hanley shortly before 22:50 GMT on Saturday.

The force of the crash caused one car to be separated from its engine and end up on the opposite side of the carriageway, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

The driver of one car was cut free from the wreckage, but was declared dead.

His passenger, a woman believed to be in her 30s, was also freed and taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital, suffering from injuries to her abdomen and suspected fractures.

A driver of a second car, a man believed to be in his 20s, was taken to hospital with a head injury, a fractured leg and a "significant traumatic injury" to his arm.

The road was closed for several hours, but has since reopened.

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