A MAN has been airlifted with serious injuries following a crash on the Canon Pyon road this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the A4110, near to the Roman Road junction, at around 12.50pm.

The collision involved a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a silver Ford Kuga.

“On arrival at the scene crews found two cars that had been in a significant collision," said West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman Suzie Fothergill.

“The driver of the first vehicle was trapped in his car and had sustained serious multiple injuries.

"Ambulance crews worked closely with the fire service for approximately 40 minutes to safely extricate the man from the car.

“Due to the nature of the driver’s injuries, the trauma doctor from the air ambulance gave the man an anaesthetic at the scene before he was airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and specialist treatment.

“The hospital was pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting their arrival.

“The driver of the second car was out of his vehicle on the crew’s arrival.

"The man was treated for minor injuries at the scene before being conveyed, via land ambulance, to Hereford County Hospital.”