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A MAN was flown to hospital with critical injuries after he crashed on a quad bike today.

The accident, which also involved a car, happened shortly after 10am today in Green Lane in the Rainbow Hill area of Worcester.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and police closed Green Lane to traffic from the Astwood Road island to Rainbow Hill.

An advanced paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance helicopters from Strensham and Cosford attended.

The injured man, thought to be in his 20s, was treated on the scene by paramedics, and was subsequently flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for treatment.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The rider of the quad bike, a man in his twenties, had a serious head injury.

"He was anaesthetised at the scene and his airway maintained and he was flown for a CT scan and surgery at the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

Green Lane remained closed to traffic until gone 2pm while investigations were carried out into the crash.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call police on 101.