TRAFFIC chaos came to Worcester this afternoon after the A4440 Broomhall way was blocked by a crash.

Both lanes of the road were closed for over an hour after the crash at about 2.15pm between a Mitsubishi curtain-sided lorry and a silver BMW 520 car.

The closure caused tailbacks along the A38 and over the Carrington Bridge and along the southern link road.

Emergency services were called to the scene after the crash, at Broomhall Way, near to its junction with the A38 at the Ketch roundabout.

The cause of the crash is not yet know, but, according to one source, the car and the lorry were travelling in the same direction.

Police said that the lorry was made non-driveable in the crash. Its position meant that both carriageways of Broomhall Way had to be closed to traffic while recovery vehicles made their way to the scene.

Two fire crews from Worcester and one from Droitwich were sent to the crash site; the crews did not have to free anyone from either the car or the lorry, but they did make them safe.

Paramedics also attended, and according to the ambulance service, one person was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital with head injuries. However, it is thought the injuries were not life-threatening.

By about 4pm, traffic had reopened on Broomhall Way in one direction, towards Malvern, while traffic in the other direction was being diverted through St Peter's.

As the Worcester News was going to press, police reported that the road would shortly be cleared of both the car and the lorry and would soon be ready to reopen.