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Man airlifted to hospital after car collides with tree near Clun

A man has been airlifted to hospital after the vehicle he was in collided with a tree near Clun.

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Emergency services were called just before 8pm this evening to the crash in Beambridge, Aston-on-Clun.

Two men were in the vehicle, with one airlifted to hospital with an arm and head injury, and the other transported to hospital by land ambulance with a chest injury.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews were told the car had come to rest on its side after rolling down a bank and hitting a tree.

“There were two patients, one of whom was still trapped inside the car.

“Ambulance crews worked closely with the fire service to assess and free the passenger, a man believed to be in his 20s. He was trapped for approximately 50 minutes.

“He received treatment for multiple serious injuries including to his head and pelvis. He was immobilised and given pain relief before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“The driver of the car, also a man in his 20s, had managed to get himself out of the vehicle.

“He was fully conscious but was treated for chest injuries before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.”

West Mercia Police and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service also attended the scene.

Four crews, including the Rescue Tender, were sent out from Clun, Craven Arms and Wellington, as well as an operations officer.

The crews used cutters/spreaders, a spinal board and winches to deal with the incident.

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