A MAN was airlifted to hospital with multiple serious injuries this afternoon (Tuesday) after a crash involving a lorry and a car near Sedgley.

The driver, believed to be in his 20s, was trapped for about 50 minutes and had to be cut free through the roof of the car after the road smash in Wodehouse Lane in Gospel End at 3.20pm.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a senior paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene and a spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had suffered significant damage in the collision with the driver trapped inside.

“Ambulance staff continually assessed the man as they worked closely with the fire service to cut him free through the roof.

“He was treated for multiple injuries, including to his leg and pelvis.

"He was immobilised, given pain relief and carefully moved on to the air ambulance before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, for further treatment."

The lorry driver, a man, was uninjured in the incident.