STAFFORDSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash involving two heavy goods vehicles in Stoke-on-Trent earlier today (Nov 24).
Officers from the Force’s collision investigation unit were called to the A500, in Stoke, at around 5.10am, after a HGV collided with the rear of a broken down lorry, between the A53 roundabout and Wolstanton Islands northbound.
The driver of the lorry which collided with the broken down vehicle has sadly died at the scene.
Crews from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue and West Midlands Ambulance were also despatched to the scene and the A500 was closed in both directions.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a man who was still in his cab following the collision.
“The man, who was in cardiac arrest, was freed from his vehicle by ambulance staff before they began administering CPR and advanced life support.
“However, despite their best efforts it unfortunately became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
“A man from the second lorry, believed to be in his 40s, was treated for minor injuries and taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment.”
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any information that could help Staffordshire Police with their investigation, is asked to call 101 quoting incident 59 of November 24.
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