AN ELDERLY man and woman with potentially serious injuries have been taken to hospital after a two-car crash in Herefordshire.

The air ambulance landed at the scene of the crash, at the crossroads of the B4203 and B4204 at Upper Sapey, near Bromyard.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said five patients were at the scene, with an emergency doctor also in attendance.

A spokesperson for the service said it was called at 12.47pm on Saturday (September 25), with a toddler among the patients.

Three ambulances, two paramedic officers, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, Shropshire, attended the scene, they said.

An elderly woman, who was the driver of one of the cars, and an elderly man, who was the passenger in that car, were both treated for potentially serious injuries and taken to Worcester Royal Hospital by land ambulance.

A woman, was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands.

A man and a toddler were assessed and discharged at scene.

Firefighters and police were also at the scene, Bromyard fire station said.

One of the cars required a full roof removal so paramedics could carry out a full assessment of the patients, it said.

Road closures were put in place by the police until the vehicles were removed.