A TRUCK was driven in the wrong direction on the A449, and hit three men before being abandoned.

All three suffered serious leg injuries and were taken to hospital after the incident in Crossway Green, near Stourport-on-Severn, at 10.45pm last night.

Police described it as 'a violent incident.'

The three men were with a woman and had arrived in the area in a blue Ford before the incident.

After hitting the men, the truck took off before being abandoned nearby.

Police have said an unknown silver coloured vehicle was also involved.

There are reports police have been in the area this lunchtime, have closed off a lane of the A449, and forensic officers are searching drains.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "We believe a passing motorist stopped to help at the incident and we are keen to speak to them and any other witnesses."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting 701i. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.