FIVE people had to be taken to hospital following a crash in Astley on Friday afternoon (August 12).

West Midland Ambulance Service and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews from Kidderminster and Droitwich stations were alerted to the crash between two vehicles before 5pm, between Holt Heath and Astley Burf, near to the junction of Hampstell Lane and Weather Lane.

There were four men in one vehicle and a woman in the second vehicle.

One person was trapped in their vehicle following the crash and had to be released by the firefighters on scene.

A spokesman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to the two vehicle crash on a relatively narrow road. Both vehicles had front end damage.

"We sent three ambulances, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham, a paramedic area support officer and a senior paramedic officer.

"The woman was trapped by her right leg for a while but was assisted out the vehicle by ambulance and fire crews.

"The 58-year-old was taken by land ambulance to Worcestershire Royal Hospital with right hip pain. One of the air crew paramedics travelled with the crew.

"The aircraft airlifted an 18-year-old male, who was a rear seat passenger. He managed to get himself out the vehicle but had pain in his abdomen, a right-sided pelvic injury.

"He was immobilised as a precaution and taken to the same hospital.

"The other three men from the car were also taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital with less serious injuries as a precaution."