Elderly man hurt after crash involving car and two HGVs

A 70-year-old man was taken to hospital after the car he was in left the road and 'landed in a field' after a vehicle and two lorries crashed near Cleobury Mortimer.

A fire service spokesman said the car had left the road and "landed in a field". The A456 was closed in both directions for about two hours while the incident was dealt with.

A spokesman for Herefordshire & Worcestershire Fire Service said: "The car had left the roadway and landed in a field. One 70-year-old male self extricated and was assessed by paramedics."

The spokesman added that crews from its stations at Tenbury Wells, Droitwich Spa and Leominster were called at 11.40am on Monday to the crash involving one car and two HGVs on the A456 at Mamble.

A fire crew from Cleobury Mortimer was scrambled across the border to help colleagues from Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire Service deal with the incident between Tenbury Wells and Bewdley at 11.41am on Monday.

When they arrived they found a three-vehicle crash, with one car and two HGVs.

Firefighters made the vehicles safe and left a casualty in the care of the ambulance service.

A spokesperson for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 11.09am to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and lorry on the A456 in Mamble.

"We sent one ambulance to the scene and treated the driver of the car, a man, for injuries not believed to be serious and he was conveyed to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further treatment.”

The Cleobury fire crew sent its stop message to Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service's control room at 12.14pm.

The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire Service closed its involvement in the incident at 1.48pm.

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