TWO women have been taken to hospital with potentially "life changing" injuries following a serious crash in Shenstone, near Kidderminster.

Emergency services crews were called to reports of a two car crash on the A450, Worcester Road - between Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel and the Granary Hotel and Restaurant - at around 11.30am on Wednesday morning (December 6).

Firefighters removed the roof of one of the vehicles to free the occupant of one the cars.

Two women - the drivers of the cars - have been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with "serious" injuries, while a third woman - a passenger in one of the vehicles - has been taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital, with injuries which are believed to be "less serious". 

A West Midlands Ambuance Service spokesman said: "When emergency services arrived they found two cars which had been involved in a serious collision.

"The two drivers and a passenger from one car all required assessment by ambulance staff.

"The driver of one car, a woman in her 50s, sustained suspected serious injuries to her chest, pelvis and abdomen.

"She was given advanced pain relief before the team of ambulance staff worked carefully to immobilise her with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic binder to stabilise her injuries. The woman was then taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

"The driver of the second car, a woman in her 40s, also suffered multiple serious injuries which required advanced trauma care.

"Ambulance staff administered pain relief to help ease her discomfort before working carefully to immobilise her before she was alerted by land ambulance to the same major trauma centre.

"The third woman, a passenger from one of the cars, suffered less serious injuries but still required further assessment at Worcestershire Royal Hospital."

Three ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene. 

A full road closure is currently in place.

A spokesman from West Mercia Police added: "Two women are being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, by land ambulance, with injuries that are described as potentially life changing.

"Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes where possible."

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident reference number 238S of December 6.