‘WE WERE TRY­ING TO LIFT THE CAR OFF THE IN­JURED MAN’

Col­li­sion vic­tim suf­fers ‘se­ri­ous in­juries’

The Sentinel - - NEWS - Matt Jack­son matthew.jack­[email protected]­plc.com

WIT­NESSES have told how they rushed to help a man who re­mains in hos­pi­tal with ‘se­ri­ous in­juries’ after he was struck by a car.

For­mer para­medic Mike Mul­roy was among those who tried to help the man in his 60s after he was in­volved in a col­li­sion with a Toy­ota Auris in Church Street, Stoke, at around 2pm on Wed­nes­day.

The 46-year-old, right, says a group of peo­ple were al­ready try­ing to free the man from un­der the ve­hi­cle when he rushed to the scene with 18-year-old son Chris.

Mike, of Leek, said: “I was sat in the pub when I saw every­one look­ing out­side. There was a group of guys try­ing to lift the car off the man.

“It was right by the pedes­trian cross­ing and I went out with my son Chris. I’m an ex-para­medic and we’re both first aiders so I tried to look after him and not move his head.

“Chris was on the phone guid­ing the am­bu­lance ser­vice.

“Peo­ple came out to help from all over. The staff from Wrights Pies came and brought their first aid kit with some tow­els. There was a group try­ing to lift the car, and be­cause it was on his legs it sug­gests it was only a low speed col­li­sion.”

While both Mike and Chris are both qual­i­fied first aid in­struc­tors, Mike says he hopes any­one would be will­ing to help in a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion. Mike added: “I hope the man makes a full re­cov­ery now. I didn’t rush over be­cause I was an ex-para­medic but be­cause we wanted to help some­one who was in dis­tress.

“If it was a mem­ber of my fam­ily then I would want some­one to go over and help them.” Stafford­shire Po­lice are now hop­ing any­one who wit­nessed the col­li­sion will come for­ward.

A po­lice spokesman said: “The man is still in hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries but his con­di­tion is de­scribed as sta­ble. There have not been any ar­rests, it is a case of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is still on­go­ing.”

A West Mid­lands Am­bu­lance Ser­vice spokesman added: “We treated a man who suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries and he was treated at the scene be­fore be­ing taken to a ma­jor trauma cen­tre at Royal Stoke Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal.” ■ Wit­nesses should call the po­lice on 101, quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 336 of De­cem­ber 5.

CAR DRAMA: Po­lice at the in­ci­dent in Church Street on Wed­nes­day.

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