TWO people have been taken to hospital following a crash which closed a road.

A woman and elderly man suffered minor injuries in the smash on the A38 at Fernhill Heath, near Worcester which forced police to close the road today (Saturday) although it has since reopened.

Several police cars, two fire engines and two ambulances attended the scene and both drivers were taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester to be examined by medical staff.

These photographs show the aftermath of the crash which happened near the junction with Station Road at 10.34am.

The crash involved a dark grey Mini Cooper driven by a woman who was heading towards Worcester and a silver Hyundai Matrix being driven by the elderly man in the opposite direction. The Mini span and smashed into a fence.

Officers did allow some traffic through on the A38, diverting some vehicles into Station Road while the Mini was recovered.

Two recovery trucks arrived at 12.15pm which was shortly before police were expected to reopen the road.

In both cars the airbags were deployed on impact and the Mini span into a fence, causing damage to the wooden panels.

The Hyundai struck a wall causing scratches to the brickwork which was inspected by a Network Rail official at the scene.

The Mini suffered extensive damage to the driver’s side including the driver’s side door and passenger door, also on the driver’s side.

The Mini’s driver’s side rear wheel had also been bent out of position, buckled in towards the back bumper.

Debris including a wing mirror was left strewn across the pavement and the road.

The Hyundai suffered less obvious damage than the Mini but there was clear damage to the driver’s side near the front bumper.

Some drivers, heading in the Droitwich direction, saw the illuminated lights of the emergency vehicles and turned around, heading back towards Worcester.

Sgt Ian Booth, one of the officers on scene, appealed for witnesses to come forward and thanked motorists for their patience.

Those with information about the crash can call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident reference 233s150619.