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Driver fighting for his life after car hits tree on rural south Shropshire road

A driver is fighting for his life after crashing into a tree on a rural road in south Shropshire.

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Police have closed a road near Craven Arms following a road traffic collision

Police closed the B4368 between Little Brampton and Aston on Clun, west of Craven Arms, shortly after midday on Monday, with fire and ambulance crews also attending the scene.

Reports of a single-vehicle RTC were received by Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service at around 12.10pm.

The ambulance service later confirmed a car hit a tree, leaving the driver in a "critical condition".

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to reports of a car that had crashed into a tree on the B4368, near to the junction for Bishops Castle, at 11.58am.

"One ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Welsh Air Ambulance attended the scene. On arrival we discovered one male patient, the driver of the car. He was found to be in a critical condition and received specialist trauma care at the scene before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham."

Police reported the road was closed around 1pm and advised drivers to find alternative routes.

West Mercia Police has been contacted for further information.