A YOUNG woman suffered serious head injuries and two others were taken to hospital after their car caught fire following a crash in Worcestershire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Sherridge Road in Leigh Sinton near Malvern at approximately 8pm to reports of a car fire.

Three ambulances; a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle; a paramedic officer and the Medical Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT) were sent to the scene.

On arrival, they found the three women had managed to get out of the vehicle.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews were sent to an incident involving a single vehicle that was reportedly on fire.

"All the occupants were out of the vehicle when medics arrived.

“An 18-yearold received serious head injuries. She was anaesthetised by a doctor at the scene and conveyed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

"A 19-year-old female was treated for abdominal and pelvic injuries. She was immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

“A third patient was conveyed to Worcester Hospital with minor injuries.”

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service also attended the scene after receiving a call at 8pm.