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Two people airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after car hits tree in Telford

Three people - including a seven-year-old boy - were taken to hospital after a car crashed into a tree.

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Police on scene at A4169 in Lightmoor, Telford, after reports of a crash on Sunday morning

An air ambulance, the land ambulance service, police and two fire engines were scrambled to the A4169 at Lightmoor, Telford, to reports of a collision where persons were trapped at around 10.07am on Sunday.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said a male driver and a female passenger were taken by air ambulance to hospital in Stoke with serious injuries. A child had sustained injuries not believed to be serious and was taken to hospital in Telford by land ambulance.

The ambulance service spokesperson said: "We were called to a road traffic collision involving a car and a tree on the A4169 in Dawley Hamlets, Telford.

"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Midland Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Midland Air Ambulance from Tatenhill attended the scene.

"Upon arrival we found three patients. The first [was] a man who was the driver of the car and secondly, a woman who was the passenger. Both were assessed and had sustained serious injuries.

"Both received advanced trauma care from ambulance staff at the scene before being conveyed to Royal Stoke University Hospital by air ambulance for further treatment.

"The third [was] a child who was a passenger who had sustained injuries not believed to be serious. He was conveyed to Princess Royal Hospital by land for further assessment."

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "We received a call around 10.20am on Sunday morning with a report of a collision on Nightingale Walk, Lightmoor in Telford.

"Officers attended the incident to find one vehicle involved.

"A seven-year-old boy was taken to the Princess Royal Hospital.

"A 45-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman were taken to Stoke hospital with serious injuries."

When the two fire engines and an operations officer from Telford Central arrived at the scene they found a crash involving “one car in collision with tree”.

A spokesperson for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said one casualty was “released from entrapment using cutting equipment.”

The fire service said that also at the scene of the incident were the air ambulance, the land ambulance service and the police.

The fire service incident stop message was sent at 11.20am.