A MAN was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a crash which closed the M5 near Worcester last night (Monday).

The driver was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after the crash on the M5 northbound near Dodderhill in Droitwich.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said it was called to reports of a crash between a car and a stationary lorry at just before 10pm.

They sent an ambulance, a paramedic officer and A MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic to the scene.

The spokeswoman continued: "On arrival, we found one patient, a man, the driver of the car, he was assessed and had sustained potentially serious injuries.

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"He was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital on blue lights for further assessment.”

National Highways called it a 'serious crash' and announced the northbound carriageway near junction 5 (Droitwich) was closed so emergency services could deal with the incident.

Traffic was diverted via the exit and entry slip roads.

Drivers were asked to "please approach with caution" as it assisted West Mercia Police with traffic management.

Providing an update at 4am this morning, National Highways has reported the incident had been cleared.

National Highways said: "Update: The M5 northbound within J5 has reopened following a serious collision last night.

"Traffic is flowing freely in all lanes and residual delays are clearing. Thank you for your patience overnight."