A MAN has been airlifted to hospital following a crash at Newnham Bridge, east of Tenbury Wells.

The incident happened at 7am this morning and an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a car that had been in collision with a number of stationary vehicles.

“The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 30s, was trapped in the vehicle for approximately one hour whilst emergency services worked together to free him safely.

“The man was treated for a chest injury and his lung was required to be decompressed at the scene.

“Due to the cold weather conditions the casualty was wrapped in a specialist blanket and was airlifted to Worcester Royal Hospital in Worcester for further assessment and treatment.

“The hospital was pre-alerted to the arrival of the man and of his injuries.”