A MAN found hiding in a canal after fleeing police from a two-car crash in Stoke Prior has been taken to hospital for hypothermia.

The incident took place at around 9.05am on January 26 on the Hanbury Road. 

One female casualty was taken to the Alexandra Hospital by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

A second, a man, fled the scene and was later found hiding in a nearby canal.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: "At approximately 9.06am today (Friday, 26 January), West Mercia Police received a report of a two vehicle collision on Hanbury Road, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove.

"The incident involved a silver Audi and blue Citroen.

"The driver of the Citroen, a woman and her young child, were taken to Alexandra Hospital by land ambulance.

"The driver of the Audi, a man in his 30s fled the scene and was later found by officers within the area. He was also taken by land ambulance to the Alexandra Hospital where he remains.

"Enquires are on-going."

WMAS sent two ambulances and a paramedic officer to the scene, and the male driver was taken to hospital due to the effects of the cold.

A spokesman added: "A woman in her 30s, the driver of one car involved, sustained face, shoulder and abdominal injuries.

"She was given pain relief and her arm immobilised before she was taken to the Alexandra Hospital for further treatment.

"A young girl from the same vehicle was assessed by ambulance staff but was uninjured.

"The driver of a second car, a man in his 30s, was found with a head and arm injury. He was also treated for the effects of cold after entering the river nearby following the collision.

"The man was taken to the same hospital for further checks."

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident can contact West Mercia Police on 101, quoting 98s of 26 January 2018.