TWO elderly men have been injured after a crash between a small car and an HGV.

The crash happened at just after 2pm yesterday (Wednesday) at the junction of the A4103 and B4220 at Stony Cross, near Cradley.

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews found a car that had lost most of the bonnet.  

"There was also a lorry that had front end damage which had ended up in a brick wall.

“The front seat passenger of the car, a man in his 70s, had suffered serious chest injuries as well as abrasions.  

"He was treated at the scene and immobilised before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The driver of the car suffered minor injuries and was shaken by what had happened.  After being assessed, the man who was in his 80s, was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital as a precaution.

“The man driving the lorry was uninjured.  However, the situation could have been very different.  A trampoline that was just behind the wall the lorry collided with had been crushed.  Had there been anyone on it the situation could have been very serious.”

Firefighters from Malvern and Droitwich, as well as the police, were sent to the scene of the incident.

It involved a seven tonne lorry and a car, which crashed into each other and a telegraph pole.

A spokesman from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service added that the telegraph pole was damaged and left leaning, and BT had been contacted to fix the pole.