A MAN was taken to hospital following a collision between a van and car near Whitchurch earlier today.

Emergency services were called to the collision, between a Renault Kangoo van and VW Passat, on the A4173 at around 11.20am.

The male van driver is believed to have sustained some lower back pain and was immobilised as a precaution and taken to Hereford County Hospital by land ambulance.

The driver of the car was also a male who was assessed at the scene but did not require medical treatment.