Teenager seriously injured in car crash

A teenager was taken to hospital with serious injures after the car he was driving left a main road, overturned and landed in a field near Kidderminster.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A456 Birmingham Road, Blakedown, just after 9.20pm last night.

A paramedic, senior paramedic officer, ambulance crew, trauma doctor and critical care practitioner attended.

West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman Chris Kowalik said crews found the car upright in a field and freed the driver, who was a man in his late teens.

Mr Kowalik added: “He had arm and leg fractures and a suspected abdominal injury.

"A traction device was used on his leg and an arm was splinted. Pain relief and fluids were administered and, accompanied by the Medical Emergency Response Incident Team, he was taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”