A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital after being injured in a road collision in Droitwich earlier today, (May 16).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident in Corbett Avenue at 12.45pm and the grounds of the Chateau Impney became the landing site for the Midlands Air Ambulance.

A car collided with a tree in the incident, which was also attended to by a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and two ambulance crews.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The grounds was the nearest location for the landing of the air ambulance and an attending fire officer then took the aircrew by road to the scene of the collision.

“A woman in her eighties who was driving the car had back pain. The fire service cut the roof off the car.

"She was immobilised by ambulance personnel, then taken by one of the two attending land ambulances to the air ambulance which flew her to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“Her husband, who was a passenger in the car, had no visible injuries but was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital as a precaution.”