A MAN suffered life threatening injuries after a car collided with a telegraph pole in Twyning overnight.

Emergency services were called to the A38 just before 3am today (Wednesday) after a red Renault Clio left the carriageway as it was travelling towards the M50.

A 23-year-old man from Tewkesbury, who was in the car, was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and then transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol with life threatening injuries.

A 20-year-old man from Tewkesbury also in the car was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital but is believed to have minor injuries.

The road was closed while a serious collision investigation was carried out but reopened shortly before 8am.

Anyone who witnessed the crash who has not spoken to police should call 101, quoting incident 35 of April 23.