A MAN suffered 'potentially serious injuries' in a 'horrific' night-time crash at a busy Bromsgrove junction.

Firefighters had to cut people out of one of the vehicles after two cars collided at the junction of the A38 and Birmingham Road on Monday night (September 14) at just after 10pm.

An eyewitness described the scene as 'horrific' and it took emergency services almost two hours to clear the scene.

The driver and two passengers in one of the cars reportedly took the brunt of the impact and suffered worse injuries than the two occupants of the other vehicle.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said an ambulance had been in the vicinity and happened upon the scene but quickly called for back-up due to the number of casualties involved.

A WMAS statement said: "One of the patients, a man, was treated for potentially serious injuries and conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.

"A woman also in the car, was treated for injuries not believed to be serious and conveyed to QE in Birmingham.

"The third patient from that vehicle was treated for minor injuries and taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further treatment.

"In the second vehicle were two men. Both were treated for minor injuries and made their own way to hospital.”

The road was closed all the way between Slideslow Drive and Junction 1 of the M42 motorway while emergency services attended the scene.

Two fire crews were needed to help cut passengers out from one of the vehicles.

A Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service statement said: "Fire Service personnel assisted in releasing casualties from one of the vehicles.

"All casualties were handed to the care of paramedics and initially treated at the scene."