TWO people were rescued and taken to hospital after their car became submerged in a flooded ford

There was a significant emergency service presence at the ford in Earls Common Road, near Droitwich, after two people were trapped in a car.

The man and woman had both been injured and had to be rescued by firefighters.

They were then taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further assessment. 

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to reports of a car submerged in water on Earls Common Road at 1.34pm yesterday; one ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

"On arrival, we discovered two patients who were rescued from their car by the fire service.

"They were assessed and treated by ambulance staff for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital."

The road through Shell Ford has become impassible for motorists, and police have issued a warning to avoid the area.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "Following an incident at Shell Ford, the road is completely impassable and cannot be accessed at all.

"Please do not risk your safety or your vehicle and avoid this area."

Firefighters used a sledge to rescue the two people from the vehicle.

The car was left in the flood water and emergency services had to reposition the road closure signs.

A spokesperson for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said: "A HWFR crew from Worcester Fire Station, water first responders from Droitwich and boat crews from Worcester and Evesham were called at 1.25pm on April 28 to a rescue from water at Shell Ford, Himbleton.

"One male and one female casualty were rescued from a car in flood water using a sledge and handed over to the ambulance service, who attended along with the police.

"The car remained in the flood water and road closure signs were repositioned.

"The incident was marked as pending closure at 3.02pm."