TWO elderly people were cut free from their car by firefighters and taken to hospital after their vehicle overturned on the main road between Bromsgrove and Redditch on Friday morning.

Three ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the incident which happened on the A448 Bromsgrove Highway.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called to the junction of Bromsgrove Highway and Alcester Highway at 8.26am to reports of a car that had overturned.

“On arrival, we found two patients. One of whom was an elderly woman who was cut free from the car by colleagues from the fire service.

"She was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham by land ambulance at normal road speed.

"The second patient, an elderly man, managed to get himself out of the car. He was also treated for injuries not believed to be serious and was taken to the Alexandra Hospital as precaution."

An unrelated second crash happened nearby just a few minutes later.

The WMAS spokeswoman added: “A second collision occurred nearby, at the junction of the B4096 and Bromsgrove Highway, at 8.31am and involved three cars, one which collided with the central reservation.

“We assessed three patients in total. A woman who was uninjured and a man with minor injuries who were both discharged at scene whilst a second man did not require treatment.”