A woman was trapped for approximately 90 minutes after the car she was driving crashed into a tree in the early hours of this morning.
Emergency services were called to the junction of the B5013 and Moor Lane in Colton, near Rugeley at 2.32am.
A female passenger had managed to get herself out of the vehicle, but firefighters were required to cut the driver free from the car.
A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Abbots Bromley and Rugeley crews attended RTC on B5013 near Colton early this morning with West Midlands Ambulance Service and Staffordshire Police.
“One car in collision with tree. Crew used hydraulic equipment to lift dashboard to release driver. Driver & passenger both taken to hospital.”
West Midlands Ambulance Service say their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
A spokesman said: “On arrival we discovered a car that had suffered significant front end damage in the collision. There were two patients, both women, one of whom was still trapped inside whilst the other had managed to get herself out.
“Ambulance staff assessed the driver and continuously monitored her whilst working alongside colleagues from the fire service to cut her free, a process which took about 90 minutes.
“Both patients received treatment for potentially serious injuries, but not thought to be life-threatening, before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”