A DRIVER suffered a serious head injury after he was involved in a collision with an empty petrol tanker on a busy dual carriageway.
The man, aged in his 30s, had to be cut out of his blue Mercedes Benz by firefighters following the crash on the northbound A449 near to the Ombersley junction about 7.50pm yesterday (Thursday).
The collision left the car sitting on the central reservation of the road.
An off duty doctor was first on the scene before more emergency services including firefighters, an ambulance, paramedic officer and the MERIT trauma doctor arrived.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found the car on the central reservation with very significant intrusion into the right hand side of the car.
“The car driver, who was thought to be in his 30s, had suffered a very serious head injury.
“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to rapidly extricate the man from the wreckage. He was anaesthetised at the scene before being taken on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
“The lorry driver, a man estimated to be in his 50s was uninjured and was discharged at scene.”
Police are now appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is urged to call police on the non emergency number 101.