The female driver of the Corsa was trapped in her vehicle.

“A woman believed to be in her 20s, was significantly trapped in the wreckage,” said an ambulance spokesperson.

“Upon initial assessment, medics found she had sustained multiple traumatic injuries including a head injury.

“Whilst ambulance staff and medics administered vital emergency treatment to the woman to help stabilise her condition, the fire service worked around the team to carefully cut the woman out of the car.

“After more than an hour, the woman was released and medics were able to fully immobilise her with a neck collar, spinal board, pelvic, arm and leg splints as well as deliver further drug therapy before she was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.”

She was in a stable condition by the time she arrived at A+E, where she was treated for a broken arm.

The driver who died has been identified but police are not releasing her identity until her family have been notified and the formal process has been completed.

PC Ben Johnson would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw either of the vehicles and the manner in which they were being driven before the collision occurred.

Anyone with information is asked to call him on 01926 415415.