POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in the Staffordshire Moorlands which led to four people being taken to hospital. One of the injured had to be cut free from the wreckage by firefighters. Two cars were involved in the collision on the A53 Leek to Buxton Road at around 4pm on Wednesday. One of the cars flipped over and ended up off the road. The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident. Paramedics treated a man and woman from one of the cars and two men from the other before they were taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital. The Midlands Air Ambulance, two land ambulances and a paramedic officer were despatched to the scene. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews treated a man and woman, from one of the cars for injuries not believed to be life threatening. "Two men from the other vehicle were also treated for injuries not believed to be life threatening."
The injured were taken by ambulances to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.