Paramedics have told how they battled in vain to try to save a man’s life after a ‘medical episode’ at the wheel led to a crash.
Police officers carried out CPR on the driver after a car smashed into railings in Longton at around 3.15pm yesterday (August 11).
An air ambulance then arrived at the scene on Trentham Road Interchange, near the A50 and Lightwood Road at around 3.15pm.
But despite the best efforts of medics, nothing could be done to save him and he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The road remained closed while an investigation into the circumstances got underway.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 3.15pm by a member of the public who told us police were carrying out CPR.
“We sent a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the location between two roundabouts above the A50.
“We started advance life support but it wasn’t possible to save him and he was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.”
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Officers came across a single vehicle road traffic collision near to the Longton exit of the A50.
“Colleagues from West Midlands Ambulance and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue were in attendance after the vehicle in question collided with the railings.
“It’s believed the driver had a medical episode and a man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.”