Lorry drivers thanked for assisting at scene of serious collision on A520

The scene of the crash on the A520. Photo courtesy of Staffordshire |Fire and Rescue Service.

TWO lorry drivers who stopped to give assistance at the scene of a serious accident in the Staffordshire Moorlands have been thanked by firefighters.
A vehicle ended on its side after being involved in a collision with a people carrier on the A520 between Cellarhead and Wetley Rocks shortly before 6.30am today (May 9).
The driver of the overturned vehicle was trapped inside and had to be cut free by firefighters. His injuries are believed not to be serious.
Crews from Longton and Hanley fire stations attended the incident.
A spokesman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We’d like to thank the two Pointon’s drivers [employed by John Pointon & Sons, Cheddleton] who stopped to help at the scene prior to our arrival.
“Their quick thinking and swift work in stablising the vehicles involved in the collision helped us in our efforts to extricate the trapped driver quickly.”
The collision has caused the road to be closed for more than five hours to allow a police investigation to be carried out. .
The injured driver was taken by ambulance to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for treatment.