A lorry driver was taken to hospital after a ‘multi-vehicle’ crash forced the A500 to close.
The emergency services – including two air ambulances – were sent to the busy stretch of carriageway between Alsager and Talke shortly before 12.20pm today (January 11).
The major route was closed between 12.45pm with trapped traffic starting to be released from the scene shortly after 3.20pm.
Now paramedics have confirmed one driver – who had been trapped in his cab – was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital as two more were assessed at the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called to a collision involving three lorries on the Eastbound A500 between the M6 and A34 at Talke.
“An ambulance, a paramedic office and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Staffordshire were sent to the scene. On arrival, ambulance staff found one lorry with significant damage which had trapped the driver.
“Working with firefighter, the man was freed after about 90 minutes of work.
“Thankfully his injuries were not serious. After being assessed by the doctor from the Cosford aircraft he was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital by land ambulance.
“The two other lorry drivers were assessed and were uninjured.”