A DRIVER is still receiving treatment after a serious crash on the A449.

An air ambulance landed near to the Mitre Oak pub after a two-car collision in the Kidderminster-bound lane at Ombersley just before 7am.

A man was given trauma care at the scene and was airlifted to hospital, where he is still undergoing treatment for his injuries.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called by police at 6.46am this morning to reports of a two-car RTC.

"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended.

"Two patients were treated at the scene. One patient, a man, a driver of one of the vehicles, was given trauma care on scene before being taken by air ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

"The second patient was assessed but discharged on scene."

The road was closed at the exit for Ombersley for around three hours, causing severe delays.

West Mercia Police has since issued an appeal for witnesses, and officers are examining CCTV footage in the area.

PC Daniel Bate said: "Air ambulance and ground ambulances attended the scene, treating one man with serious injuries.

"He was then airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where he continues to receive medical treatment.

"Upon arrival, officers closed the road at the exit for Ombersley from the A449 and a diversion was put in place with the southbound carriageway remaining open. There were lengthy delays in both directions.

"Following recovery of the vehicles, the closures were lifted around 9.45am.

"Anyone with any information or who witnessed the collision is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 84s of July 3, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."