Two taken to hospital after crash near Tredington

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A MAN and a woman were taken to hospital following a two-car crash near Tredington earlier on Thursday.

It happened on Shipston Road, south of the village, at around 10.50am.

A 48-year-old woman was airlifted to University Hospital in Coventry with chest and abdominal injuries, and a man, said to be in his 60s, was taken to the same hospital by land ambulance with back pain.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance crews found two cars that had both suffered front end damage.

“One of the cars was off the road in a hedge and both drivers were trapped.

“Ambulance staff worked with firefighter to extricate the patients.

“The first, a middle aged woman was able to get out of the vehicle after firefighters removed the door.

“She was treated for potentially serious injuries and was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

“It took over an hour to get the driver of the second car out.

“The man, who was in his 60s had less serious injuries.  He was given pain relief and was immobilised before being taken to the same hospital by land ambulance.”