A SERIOUSLY injured passenger was airlifted to hospital after a crash in Herefordshire, with police now hunting for witnesses.

On Monday (February 26), shortly before 3pm, emergency services were called to the M50 between junctions two and three.

A black VW Transporter crashed into a tree, with three people sustaining serious injuries. One passenger was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

West Mercia Police said: "We are appealing for witnesses of a collision when a black VW Transporter left the motorway and collided with a tree.

"The driver was taken to Hereford County Hospital but has since been discharged. One passenger was also taken to Hereford County Hospital with serious injuries and another passenger was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol with serious injuries.

"If you witnessed the collision, please contact PC Fiona Loftus by email fiona.loftus@westmercia.police.uk or by calling 07977235657."

A fire crew was also sent to assist with the crash, with the road being closed for several hours.