Elderly man injured in collision near Leominster

AN elderly man was airlifted to hospital following a collision near Leominster on Friday.

The 70-year-old suffered a serious cut to the head after the silver Suzuki SX4 he was driving towards Leominster was involved in a collision with a green Land Rover Defender and the caravan it was towing just after 3.30pm on the A44 at Monkland.

He had to be immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before being airlifted to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

On Monday police said he was 'doing well' and the 36-year-old driver of the Land Rover was unhurt.

The road was closed for four hours.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and a trauma doctor from the Mercian Accident Rescue Service were sent to the scene.

Anyone with information on the collision can call police on 101 quoting incident 462s 201213.

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