A MAN was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the M5 near Bromsgrove. 

The collision involved a car, lorry and a pedestrian and happened near to junction four of the southbound carriageway at 9.58am this morning (January 12). 

Police have launched a public appeal for information following the crash. 

It is believed that a black BMW was travelling along the motorway when it struck the side of the bridge at junction four – the nearside of the carriageway – and came to rest in lane one.

Police have said it is understood the driver got out of his car and was then in collision with a white HGV which was travelling in lane two.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car attended the scene. 

“On arrival, crews discovered a man who had suffered serious injuries in the incident.

"He received treatment at the scene for his injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening, before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham by land ambulance.

"The air ambulance crew travelled on the back of the ambulance to help continue treatment en-route to hospital.

"The lorry driver, a man, was assessed and discharged at the scene.”

PC Simon Carpenter said: “We’d like to thank the witnesses we’ve already spoken to but if there is anyone else who saw the incident or has dash-cam footage we’d ask them to contact us.”

Any witnesses to the collision that haven’t yet spoken to officers or anyone with dash-cam footage is asked to report the details on the West Mercia Police website under the section tell us about or via 101 quoting incident 00117i of 12 January.

A section of the M5 was closed following the crash, but it has since been reopened.