TWO people were trapped in their vehicles following a crash between a people carrier and a van in Evesham this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near to the junction of the A46 and Badsey Road just after 5.15am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and two doctors to the scene.

A spokesman from the service said: “On arrival crews discovered two vehicles that had suffered significant front end damage in the collision, with the drivers of both vehicles trapped inside.

“Thankfully, after working closely with the fire service, both patients were cut free from their vehicles quickly.

“The van driver, a 24-year-old man, was treated for significant pelvis and chest injuries.

Due to the serious nature of his condition he was anaesthetised and taken to Worcester Royal Hospital, who had been alerted to his condition prior to his arrival.

“The driver of the people carrier, a 31-year-old man, was fortunate to escape without serious injury in the collision.

“He was treated for minor injuries to his head and chest before also being transported to Worcester Royal Hospital for further assessment.”

Badsey Road is currently closed and police are directing traffic. The A46 was initially closed in both directions but has now re-opened.