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Friday, 29 June 2012

APPEAL FOR WITNESSES: THREE-VEHICLE RTC, A500

-sent out on behalf of Staffordshire Police

Police are appealing for witnesses following a three-vehicle road traffic collision on the A500.

The collision occurred at approximately 7.50pm on Monday, on the northbound carriageway of the A500 at the roundabout of Junction 16 of the M6.

It involved a 50-seater coach, a black Renault Clio and a black Jeep Cherokee.

The coach was carrying 40 schoolchildren and several teachers when it was in collision with the Clio and Jeep.

Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the collision. Several of the coach passengers, who were returning home to Glasgow, were described as ‘walking wounded′ and treated at the scene by paramedics. A relief coach was organised to take them home.

The 24-year-old female driver of the Clio was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and treated for minor injuries. She has since being discharged.

Following the collision the northbound carriageway of the A500 was closed between the Alsager turn-off and J16. It reopened just before 10pm. The southbound carriageway was unaffected.

Officers from both Staffordshire and Cheshire Police forces attended the collision and an investigation is now underway to determine exactly why the collision occurred.

Police arrested a 48-year-old man from Stirlingshire in Scotland at the scene in connection with the incident and he remains in police custody.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact PC Stephen Crundell Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 737 of June 25.

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