A MAN was airlifted to a major trauma centre in a critical condition following a crash near Bromyard yesterday. 

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision which happened in Bringsty, on the B4220 at around 1.20pm.

A silver Toyota was travelling towards Bromyard when it is understood to have left the carriageway and collided with a tree and a barrier.

The driver - a 26-year-old man - suffered serious injuries to his neck and was taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical but stable.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham with two paramedics on board and a BASICS doctor from Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find the driver of the car, a man, in a critical condition following the collision.

"The team of ambulance staff and doctor worked quickly to administer immediate advanced trauma care to help stabilise his deteriorating condition.

“Once the man had been stabilised, the team transferred him to the awaiting air ambulance before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

"The doctor travelled in the helicopter to continue treatment en route.”

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 339S of December 3.