THREE people were injured, one seriously, in a crash involving two cars in Cookley.

The Midlands Air Ambulance and three ambulances raced to the scene on the A449 after receiving reports of a crash at around 12.40pm today (July 28).

Emergency services, including fire crews, rescued a man and women from one of the cars.

The man suffered serious injuries and was rushed on blue lights by land ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further emergency care.

Medics treated the woman at the scene before she was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

A third person, a man, was found out of his car when medics arrived and he was given treatment at the scene before bring taken the Alexandra Hospital for further checks.

The A449 was closed between its junctions with Caunsall Road and Common Barn Lane by police in the aftermath of the crash.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance said: "On arrival crews found two cars which had been involved in a collision. One occupant, a man, was out of his vehicle and was described as ‘walking wounded’. He was given treatment on scene before being taken to the Alexandra Hospital for further checks.

“Two other occupants, a man and woman, were assessed by ambulance staff who needed assistance from the fire service to extricate them safely from the vehicle. The man suffered serious injuries and was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency care. The woman received treatment on scene for injuries before being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.”

Three ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.