The 23-year-old male driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Coventry.

The 21-year-old male passenger was also taken to University Hospital in Coventry with suspected head and spinal injuries.

Police were called to the scene shortly after midnight by a member of the public.

The A46 was closed for several hours between the roundabout at Oversley Green and the Wildmoor Spa to allow emergency crews and accident investigators to work at the scene, and for debris from the broken barrier to be cleared.

The road was re-opened early this morning.

Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who witnessed it or saw the vehicle and the manner in which it was being driven before the collision occurred.

Anyone with information is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.