A MAN was taken to hospital following a crash between a police car and a 4x4 which closed a road for three hours.

The drivers and passenger of the two cars were left "a little shaken up" but with no serious injuries after the crash on Tolladine Road on Tuesday at about 5pm.

Paramedics assessed the man at the scene and took him to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further assessment.

Another two people sustained minor injuries and were given self care advice and discharged.

It is believed the police car was responding to a 999 emergency call at the time of the crash which happened at the junction with Sheriff Street.

West Mercia Police said its enquiries are ongoing into the crash which saw the 4x4 end up on the pavement and knocking down a traffic light.

A police spokesman said: "Around 5pm yesterday (Tuesday) officers received a report of a collision between a police car and another car on Tolladine Road, Worcester near the junction with Sherriff Street.

"The road was closed while additional officers, West Midlands Ambulance and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue attended.

"The occupants of both vehicles were assessed at the scene but no injuries were established.

"Some damage was caused to street furniture. The road reopened around 8pm.

"Enquires are ongoing."

British Transport Police tweeted to say that everyone was left feeling "a little shaken up" but there were no serious injuries.

It is believed that the police car was among several responding to an emergency 999 call.

Cars were being stopped by a policeman and diverted at Rose Avenue with drivers asked to stay away from the area if possible.

One eyewitness, who gave his name as Brandon, said: "There were a three or four police cars with a police van enroute.

"One police car, a 4x4, and a Land Rover crashed and the Land Rover skidded across the road and hit the traffic light.

"The traffic light is now completely bent over.

"Police surrounded the area and cordoned off the road now.

"All traffic is now diverted.

"Fire engines were coming also."

British Transport Police Three Counties tweeted: "All emergency services know the hazards of driving to jobs using blue lights and sirens.

"One of our Home Office colleagues involved in RTC, understandably all a little shaken up but most important of all no serious injury."

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service sent a crew from Worcester Fire Station though nobody trapped in the cars.

Worcestershire Highways also attended because of a fuel spill and the traffic lights were isolated