A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car had collided with a van. Two men were found ejected from the van.”

The van driver, a man in his 30s, received serious multiple pelvic and leg injuries and was anaesthetised at the scene by a doctor, before being taken to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

The spokesman continued: “The passenger, a man in his 30s, received head, back and abdominal injuries.

“He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before also being conveyed to the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.”

A woman in her 30s and two children travelling in the car were treated for minor injuries.

They were assessed at the scene before being taken to the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.