Five-year-old-girl left in car crash with dead driver 'for some time'
A five-year-old girl injured when a car crashed into a tree killing the driver could have been in the vehicle "for some time" before she was discovered, the ambulance service said.
Emergency crews found the girl in the back of the car after two cyclists saw it in a ditch in Staffordshire on Sunday morning in foggy conditions.
The man driving the car was dead at the scene on the B5030 at Crakemarsh, Uttoxeter, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.
A spokesman said: "On arrival, crews found a car that was in a ditch; it had suffered considerable damage. It appeared to have been there for some time. It was very foggy at the time.
"Unfortunately, it was immediately obvious that the man driving had passed away."
The girl was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital after complaining of pain in her back and abdomen.
The spokesman added: "This was an extremely difficult incident for all involved including the two cyclists who made the discovery."