When they arrived firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the van driver from his vehicle.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and small van that had been in a serious collision. Both vehicles had suffered substantial front end damage.
“The man driving the small van, believed to be in his early 20’s, was treated at the scene by medics for suspected pelvic and leg injuries. He received pain relief whilst still in the van and was subsequently safely removed with the assistance of the fire service.
“Following treatment the man was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.
“The man driving the car involved in the crash, a man in his 50’s, was checked over at the scene by medics for minor injuries and was then discharged. The dog travelling in the boot of the car was also uninjured in the crash.
“Considering the damage to the vehicles, all occupants were fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries.”