Two women and a child have died and two men are in hospital after a crash involving two cars on the A44 near Worcester.

The two women were confirmed dead at the scene while the child died shortly on arrival at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 3.07pm yesterday (Thursday) to the A44 in Spetchley and sent five ambulances, four paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic and two Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Strensham to the scene.

The first resource arrived within seven minutes.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival, crews discovered five patients.

“Two women and a male child from the first car were in critical conditions.

“The child received advanced life support before being conveyed on blue lights via land ambulance to Worcester Royal Hospital but sadly, shortly after arrival, it became clear he could not be saved and was confirmed dead.

“Medics administered advanced life support to both female patients but unfortunately, despite everyone’s best efforts, they could not be saved and were confirmed dead.

“There were two male patients from the second car.

“The first man was treated for life-threatening injuries and taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham via land ambulance for further treatment.

“The second man, the driver, had suffered potentially life-threatening injuries and was conveyed via land ambulance to the same hospital.

“Ambulance staff were grateful for the assistance of police and fire colleagues at the scene as all three emergency services worked well together in what were extremely difficult circumstances.”