Man in critical condition after falling from bridge over A500



A man is in a critical condition in hospital after falling off a bridge over the A500.

Police and paramedics were called to the seen at Porthill roundabout shortly after midnight this morning.

His condition has been described by police as stable.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:  “We were called at 00.10am this morning to the junction of the A500 and A527.

“We sent one ambulance, one paramedic officer and two BASICS doctors.

“We treated a man for serious injuries and he was taken on blue lights to Royal Stoke.”

Police are urging anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.

A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said:  “At around 12.10am this morning (Tuesday November 10) police were called to the A500 at Porthill (junction with A527) to reports that a man had fallen from a bridge.

“The man was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital by ambulance and is in a critical but stable condition.

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“Anyone with any information should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 7 of November 10, call 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”





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