POLICE are appealing for witnesses after three people were injured in a crash on the A449 in Cookley, near Kidderminster.

The Midlands Air Ambulance and three ambulances rushed to the scene of the two-car collision at around 12.40pm on Tuesday, July 28.

Emergency services, including fire crews, rescued a man and women from one of the cars. The man had suffered serious injuries and was rushed on blue lights by land ambulance to hospital.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "One occupant, a man, was out of his vehicle and was described as walking wounded.

"He was given treatment on scene before being taken to the Alexandra Hospital for further checks.

“Two other occupants, a man and woman, were assessed by ambulance staff who needed assistance from the fire service to extricate them safely from the vehicle.

"The man suffered serious injuries and was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency care.

"The woman received treatment on scene for injuries before being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.”

The A449 was closed between the junctions with Caunsall Road and Common Barn Lane by police for several hours.

Officers now believe one of the cars involved in the crash, a Ford Focus, may have swerved onto the opposite carriageway while travelling north on the busy road towards Worcester.

The Focus reportedly drove into the path of another vehicle, a Mazda 2 GT Sport, travelling in the opposite direction.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: "The cars have collided resulting in extensive damage to both vehicles, forcing the closure of the road for several hours.

"We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dash cam footage from their vehicle and may have recorded the incident."

Anyone with information on the crash can call police on 101, quoting incident number 00266i of July 28, or go to bit.ly/338RMhd.