Drivers warned after accidents due to icy conditions
- 14 January 2014
- From the section Stoke & Staffordshire
Motorists have been warned to drive with care after freezing weather led to a series of accidents in Staffordshire.
A woman was taken to hospital with back injuries after being cut free from her overturned car by firefighters on Yarnfield Lane in Stone at 7:40 GMT.
Staffordshire Police said black ice had also caused a coach to crash on the same stretch of road about 08:00 GMT.
Two other cars overturned in Baden Hall, Eccleshall and Within Road in Hopton in icy conditions, it said.
The force reported 12 accidents caused by icy weather between 05:45 and 10:00 GMT.
Ch Insp Phil Fortune said: "Temperatures dropped overnight and there was a substantial amount of ice on untreated, mainly rural roads.
"The local councils were out gritting but they can't cover everything so the message is for motorists to take extra care."