A MAN has died following a head-on crash between a lorry and a car in Lindridge this morning.

The emergency services were called to the A443 in Lindridge, near Tenbury Wells, shortly after 6.40am.

On arrival they found a pink Daewoo Matiz and a white Scania lorry that had been in the head-on collision.

Michael John Healey from Leominster had to be cut free from the car. The 32-year-old was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with major head and chest injuries, where he later died.

Another person in the car, a woman in her 20s, was treated at the scene by paramedics. She was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

West Mercia Police report she is in a serious but stable condition.

The lorry driver, a man, was uninjured.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews arrived to discover a car and lorry that had both suffered front end damage following the collision.

"Ambulance staff assessed both patients before carefully working alongside the fire service to free them from the vehicle.

"The man was treated for significant chest and head injuries and once his condition had been stabilised he was airlifted to hospital.

"The woman was treated for abdominal and pelvic injuries, as well as injuries to her face. She was given pain relief, immobilised with the use of a spinal board and pelvic splint and taken hospital by land ambulance."

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

Police closed the road between Newnham Bridge and Abberley, reopening it at 1pm this afternoon.

• Lindridge St Lawrence's CE Primary School, which is near to where the crash happened, has been closed throughout today.

A school spokesman said: “We decided to close the school for the day, as we did not know when it would reopen and we needed to give parents enough time to organise childcare if needed to close.

“Without being able to give them an exact time it would be too tricky for parents so we took the action of announcing the closure early on, then everyone knows when where they stand.

“We are a very short drive from where the crash happened, so with it being closed it would have been tricky to get to us too.”

Witnesses to the collision are being asked to call police on 101.