Three children rushed to Royal Stoke as van bursts into flames after Cobridge Lights crash
Three children and a women were taken to hospital after the van they were in burst into flames following a two-vehicle collision at Cobridge Lights. Police, paramedics and firefighters descended on the junction of Elder Road and Waterloo Road in Cobridge last night (January 16). The Ford Transit van turned into a fireball following the collision with a silver Renault Clio shortly before 9pm.
It was described as being ‘well-alight’ by the time firefighters arrived. West Midlands Ambulance Service has now confirmed that three children and a woman – who were passengers in the van – sustained injuries in the incident and were taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital. An ambulance service spokesman said: “We were called to a road traffic collision involving a car and a van at the junction of Elder Road and Waterloo Road in Hanley at 8.46pm.
Four ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene. Upon arrival we found three children and a woman who were passengers in the van. “All four were assessed by ambulance staff and had sustained injuries not believed to be serious.
They were conveyed to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment. The driver of the van and car did not require treatment from ambulance staff.” Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service sent crows from Hanley and Sandyford to the scene.
A spokesman said: “We have extinguished a van fire following a collision in Stoke-on-Trent. Fire crews went to Cobridge Road just before 9pm yesterday following a collision involving a Ford Transit van and a silver Renault Clio. “Our colleagues from Staffordshire Police, West Midlands Ambulance Service and Highways England also went.
When firefighters arrived, the van was well-alight.
We extinguished the fire by 10.30pm.”
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