A PEDESTRIAN has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash with a vehicle in Worcester.

Ambulance crews rushed the male patient to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham this morning, following the crash on the A449 between Claines Lane and Ombersley Park junctions at 5.55am today (January 29).

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene they found a pedestrian, a man, who had sustained serious injuries following a collision with a vehicle.

“The team of ambulance staff worked quickly to administer advanced trauma care to the man before he was taken by ambulance on blue lights and sirens to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency care.”

Two ambulances and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

West Mercia Police described the man as having suffered "life threatening injuries" and said no other injuries had been reported.

The A449 was closed both ways between the two junctions and police have said it expected to re-open after 11am.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 57S of January 29.