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Driver killed in two-car crash

By Keri Trigg | Tenbury Wells | News | Published:

A driver in his 80s has died in a two-car crash in Tenbury Wells.

The air ambulance was called to the scene.

Emergency services were called around 3.10pm on Wednesday to reports of a collision between two cars near to the Tenbury Wells Showground.

One of the drivers, a man in his late 80s, died in the collision. It is believed he suffered a medical episode at the wheel, losing control of his vehicle and striking the other car. The driver of the second car suffered neck injuries but is in a stable condition.

Police, two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a serious road traffic collision involving two cars.

"One of the drivers, a man, was found in a critical condition.

"Ambulance staff worked as a team to administer advanced life support, but sadly, despite their best efforts nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

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“The driver of the second car, a man, was treated on scene for minor injuries before being taken to Hereford General Hospital for further assessment."

The road was closed while emergency services treated the casualties.

The family of the man who died have been notified and officers are supporting them.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information should contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 434s of 20 November 2019.

Keri Trigg

By Keri Trigg
Reporter - @KeriTrigg_LDR

Local Democracy Reporter covering Shropshire.

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