A BROMSGROVE woman had a "lucky escape" after her car was involved in an horrific crash which killed another driver.

Janet Crowe, who lives and works in the town, was travelling home from Worcester along the A38 on Sunday night when a Citroen AX was involved in a head-on collision with her red Ford Fiesta.

The 44-year-old, due to be released from Redditch's Alexandra Hospital today, suffered hand, chest and leg injuries.

Mrs Crowe, who works at the town's Safeway store, had to be cut free from the car.

A relative told the Advertiser/Messenger the mother-of-three had a narrow escape.

He said: "She is lucky to be alive because it was a very serious accident.

"The car is a write-off and she is expected to be off work for four weeks."

The driver of the Citroen, Phillip Allen, aged 18, from Worcester, was killed in the accident after his car spun out-of-control on a bend.

The front and back end of his car were 60ft apart after the crash and Mr Allen, believed to have been killed on impact, landed 20ft from the hatchback.

Insp Paul Gamble, of West Mercia Constabulary, said the Citroen had overtaken a red Vauxhall Nova near the Sandyway bend at around 8.45pm.

The Nova driver and his passenger were unhurt.

Witnesses are urged to contact PC Vaughan Innes on (01905) 723888.