A PEDESTRIAN has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash with a vehicle on the A449 between Worcester and Kidderminster.

Ambulance crews rushed the male patient to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham this morning, following the crash on the A449 between Claines Lane and Ombersley Park junctions at 5.55am today (January 29).

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene they found a pedestrian, a man, who had sustained serious injuries following a collision with a vehicle.

“The team of ambulance staff worked quickly to administer advanced trauma care to the man before he was taken by ambulance on blue lights and sirens to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency care.”

Two ambulances and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

West Mercia Police described the man as having suffered "life threatening injuries" and said no other injuries had been reported.

The A449 was closed between the two junctions but was fully re-opened just before 12 noon.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 57S of January 29.