A MAN was taken to hospital with serious head injuries following a crash near Whitney-on-Wye.

The collision, which involved a black Audi A4, happened on the Blue Mountain road between Kington and the A438 close to Whitney at around 9pm on Friday.

The vehicle is understood to have left the carriageway, crashed and ended up in a ditch.

The driver of the Audi – a 30-year-old man – suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Police want to speak to any witnesses or anyone who saw the vehicle and the manner in which it was being driven before to the collision.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 757S of September 29.