A WOMAN was taken to hospital after a four-vehicle crash which closed a busy roundabout near Worcester.

The A4103 roundabout at Bransford, near the entrance to the Bank House Hotel, was closed just before 10am this morning (Wednesday).

West Mercia Police and Worcestershire County Council's Highways and Travel team warned drivers to avoid the area while the scene was made safe.

Police, fire crews and ambulances all attended the crash, and a woman was escorted to Worcestershire Royal Hospital. 

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "We were called to Suffield Close in Bransford shortly before 10am this morning following a four-vehicle collision.

"Officers attended and assisted with a road closure until the vehicles were recovered.  The road has now re-opened.

"One person was taken to hospital by ambulance for injuries which are not believed to be serious. No arrests were made."

Two Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews – one each from Worcester and Malvern Fire Stations – responded to the crash.

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A spokesperson said: "Vehicles were made safe by fire service personnel with the A4103 blocked in both directions.

"Police were also in attendance. The incident was marked as pending closure at 10.49am."

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said a second person was checked by the ambulance service but was discharged at the scene.

They said: "We were called to reports of a four-vehicle RTC at the junction of the A4103 and Suffield Close at 9.54am, two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

"On arrival we discovered two patients. A woman was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital, the second patient was assessed and discharged at the scene."