A man was airlifted to hospital after a collision between a car and a taxi on a main commuter route in Telford today.
The taxi driver, believed to be in his 60s, had to be cut free from his vehicle before he was airlifted to hospital in Birmingham.
The accident happened on the A442 Eastern Primary shortly after 7.30am.
The road was shut in both directions between the Wombridge Interchange and the Greyhound Interchange, near Telford Town Centre, causing long delays.
The northbound carriageway reopened at about 12.30pm and the southbound carriageway about an hour later.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said the taxi driver was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated.
He added: “He was treated for chest injuries and a laceration to his head before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, for further assessment and treatment. The female driver of the car was treated at the scene for minor injuries.”