Did you witness collision on Sandon Road, Meir?

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision involving a motorcyclist and a car on Sandon Road at its junction with Ednam Place, Meir.

The incident happened shortly after 6pm on Friday, February 5.

A 50-year-old male motorcyclist from the Stoke-on-Trent area sustained a serious leg injury and remains in hospital.

The car failed to stop at the scene.

If you have any information on the collision please call 101, quoting incident 615 of February 5.

Alternatively, you can call the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or use their anonymous online form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Details cannot be traced and you will not have to go to court.



UPDATE:Family pay tribute to pedestrian who died in collision

We are now in a position to name the pedestrian who died following a road traffic collision at Mile Oak on Thursday, January 28.

Rosemary Robinson, aged 61, was in collision with a VW Golf on the A453 Sutton Road near to its junction with George Avenue shortly after 6pm.

Mrs Robinson, of Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield, sustained serious multiple injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham where sadly she died on Friday, January 29.

Her family has issued the following tribute:

“Rose was loved by all who knew her. A employee of Iceland, customers, colleagues, as well as the whole community have been left in shock by this tragedy. Rose was a devoted mother, loving sister and auntie and truly remarkable friend to all who knew her. She was an avid Cliff Richard fan and many friends described her as ‘Mommy Rose’ due to her loving, motherly nature. Rose’s two daughters as well as her family are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident on that day to come forward and are pleading for any information that could help them piece together the events of that fateful evening.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident 657 of January 28.

WITNESS APPEAL: Serious collision in Hanley

We received a call at 1.15pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 10 February) reporting a road traffic collision in Hanley town centre.

A blue Vauxhall Vectra was in collision with a pedestrian at the junction of Potteries Way and Bucknall New Road.

A 35 year-old male pedestrian was treated at the scene for serious head and leg injuries by the ambulance service before being transported to the Royal Stoke University Hospital where his condition is described as critical.

The driver of the Vectra received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The road remained closed for three hours whilst specialist officers examined the scene.

Motorists and pedestrians are thanked for their patience whilst the road remained closed.

Witnesses are asked to contact Staffordshire police on 101 quoting incident number 314 of 10 February.


Man jailed following fatal road traffic collision, Rugeley

A man has been jailed for four years for causing death by dangerous driving following a collision in Rugeley in December 2014.
James Masters, aged 19 and from the Rugeley area, was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court today (Wednesday).

James Masters
James Masters

He pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving; failing to stop after a road accident and failing to report that accident at an earlier hearing.

In addition to the prison sentence he was disqualified from driving for five years.

At approximately 2.30am on 6 December 2014 two members of the public came across a man on a footpath on Western Springs Road, at its junction with Church Street, and called for help.

The man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as Joseph Hunt, aged 22, from Rugeley.

Joseph Hunt
Joseph Hunt

A statement from Joseph’s family reads: “Words cannot express how much Joe meant to our family. He was so loved by us all. He was hugely popular with hundreds of friends who loved him too. We miss him every day and will always remember him with love and pride.”

DI Dan Ison, senior investigating officer, said: “We welcome today’s sentencing and hope it brings some comfort to Joseph’s family and friends.

“This case should serve as a timely reminder to all motorists to drive carefully and with consideration, otherwise face the consequences.

“We are committed to working with our partners to ensure safety on the county’s roads and reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries.”

Appeal for witnesses: Road traffic collision, Fenton, S-o-T

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent.
The collision occurred at approximately 5.55pm on Saturday 6 February on the service road to Aldi and McDonald’s on Victoria Road, Fenton, and involved a silver Ford Ka and a 51-year-old male pedestrian from the local area.

The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Despite the efforts of medical staff the man sadly died late on Saturday night.

He has been named as Gyorgy Bator, a Hungarian national, who had been staying in the Stoke-on-Trent area. Specially trained officers are supporting Mr Bator’s family at this difficult time.

Officers are wanting to speak to anyone who saw the silver Ka (59 plate) or Mr Bator prior to the collision, and an investigation to establish the exact circumstances of what happened is now underway.

PC Carl Matthews, investigating officer, said: “It was a busy Saturday evening and there would have been people using Aldi, McDonald’s and Gala Bingo who could well have seen this incident or the events beforehand.

“I would ask anyone with information to contact me on 101, quoting incident 623 of February 6.”

Road traffic collision in Alsagers bank

We received a call just after 10am this morning (Wednesday 3 February) reporting a road traffic collision in Alsagers Bank.

A blue Fiat Punto was involved in the collision on High Lane and the road was blocked for a couple of hours, with traffic backed up in both directions.

Our initial inquiries indicate that the vehicle swerved and was in collision with a wall. The road was closed whilst the vehicle was recovered and the road was clear by 12.30pm.

Our colleagues at the ambulance service attended the incident and the driver was taken to hospital with suspected head and leg injuries.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire police on 101, quoting incident number 157 0f 3 February.

UPDATE: Road traffic collision in Stafford


A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following this morning’s road traffic collision on Weston Road, Stafford.

The man, who is from the Stafford area, is currently in police custody while inquiries continue.

The collision involved a BMW car and a female pedestrian close to Copper Glade.

The woman, who is aged 40 and from the Stafford area, sustained leg injuries. She was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital by ambulance.

Weston Road was closed until around 10.30am today (Thursday, January 21) while officers dealt with the incident. A traffic diversion was put in place and there was heavy congestion in the area.

We would like to thank motorists for their patience.

We received a call just before 7am reporting the collision.  Weston Road was blocked both ways from the Town End to Beaconside and traffic diverted down Cull Avenue.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 82 of 21 January.

Lorry sheds its load on A51 near Weston

We received a call just before 9am this morning (Wednesday 20 January) reporting a lorry that has shed its load on the A51 between Weston and Sandon, Stafford.

One lane is blocked towards Sandon from the Weston direction. Breakdown assistance is attending to move the vehicle blocking the road. There will be a short term road closure on the A51 from Weston Bank to Sandon whilst the vehicle is moved.

This is adding to the traffic congestion that had built up in the area after a three car collision on Beaconside earlier in the morning, but the road was open again by 9.45am.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area if they can as there are long delays building up.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 107 of 20 January.

Road traffic collision on Baddeley Green Road, Stoke-on-Trent

We are currently in attendance following a road traffic collision on Baddeley Green Lane, Stoke on Trent.

We received a call just after 9.30am this morning (Tuesday 19 December) reporting a collision involving a silver coloured vehicle and an elderly female pedestrian, who has been taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital with suspected serious injuries.

The road is closed for officers to carry out an investigation and motorists are advised to seek an alternative route.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 149 of 19 January.


Did you see a car before a fatal collision in Stourton?

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision that occurred around 00:40 hours on Saturday 16th January 2016 on the A580 Bridgnorth Road at Stourton near to the turning for Stourbridge Rugby Club. 

The incident involved a blue ‘R’ registered Subaru Imprezza, which was believed to be travelling in the direction of Stourbridge, which collided with a tree and lamp post. The driver was found in the road near to the vehicle by passing motorists.  Despite the efforts of the members of the public and West Midlands Ambulance Service personnel the male was pronounced dead at the scene.  Specialist officers are supporting the family at this difficult time. 

Stock Photo: CIU Officer at a scene

Officers from the Collision Investigation Unit attended the scene and the road was closed until the early morning whilst a detailed examination took place.  Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw the Subaru beforehand to contact them on 101 quoting incident 38. 

The male involved has been formally identified as Lee WASSELL, 24 years, from Clee View Road in Wombourne.  The family have asked that they be allowed time to come to terms with their tragic loss.