SIX people were treated, including one child with critical injuries, after a crash on the Redditch to Bromsgrove Highway yesterday evening.

Emergency services were called to the A448 between Brockhill and the Tardebigge junction at 6.45pm on Sunday, after a collision involving two vehicles.

An ambulance came across the crash shortly after it happened, and two further ambulances, two paramedic officers, a consultant paramedic, MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were sent to the scene.

West Mercia Police officers and local firefighters also attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When staff arrived they found two cars with considerable damage.

“Three children from the first car were assessed at the scene. 

"An 11-year-old boy was initially trapped.

"Due to his condition, he was anaesthetised at the scene before being taken on blue lights to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with the doctor travelling with the crew."

His current condition has not been confirmed.

The ambulance service spokesman added: “A nine-year-old boy was taken to the same hospital on blue lights with the consultant paramedic travelling with the crew. He had neck and wrist injuries.

“A girl of about 13 was unhurt.

"The man who had been driving the car was assessed but was planning to go to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch himself.

“A six-year-old boy in the second car and the 36-year-old woman who had been driving were also assessed by ambulance staff. They planned to go to Worcestershire Royal Hospital with family.”

The road was closed for several hours, and was reopened at 1.22am this morning.