Very sad scenes on Reginald Mitchell Way (Tunstall Bypass) this evening during the rush hour traffic as members of the public and paramedics battled in vain to give CPR and resuscitate the rider of Motor Trike.
No actual facts are known, but it is believed the Trike was heading up Reginald MItchell Way when the accident occured.
During the 20 minute battle to save the riders life the Air Ambulance arrived but sadly left empty as the Ambulance with the rider in left without it's blues flashing.
It was reported some time later that sadly the rider of the trike, Frank Handley, hadn't made it.
Reginald Mitchell Way opened after 21:00 and soon resumed the normal speeding as cars again drove recklessly over the roundabout that hours earlier was the scene of such tradgey.
Residents of the Bankeyfields Estate have reacted with anger that this had to happen, and with sadness for the rider and his family.
If this one death is to have any meaning, then hopefully the High Ways Department, who after one morning at the roundabout gave the roundabout the thumbs up will take the residents of the Bankeyfields estate and local police officers seriously.
West Midlands Ambulance Service have issued the following update.
West Midlands Ambulance Sertvice was called to a road traffic collision on Marlborough Way in Sandyford in Stoke on Trent shortly after 6.05pm this evening.
An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and a BASICS Doctor were dispatched to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:
“On arrival at the since crews found a trike that had overturned. The rider, a man, was found lying in the road.
“Crews immediately assessed the man, who was found to be in cardiac arrest. Full resuscitation attempts were carried out at the scene. The casualty was conveyed to University Hospital of North Staffordshire, where medics had been alerted to the arrival of the man. The doctor travelled on board the ambulance continuing to provide emergency medical treatment whilst on route to hospital.
“Unfortunately despite best efforts of ambulance personnel and hospital medics nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased at hospital.”