A MAN has been seriously injured in a crash on the M5 near Oldbury.

The multi-vehicle crash happened on the M5 near Oldbury this morning (Thursday), causing the northbound carriageway to be closed between junctions 3 and 2.

Emergency services were called at 5.52am and three ambulances,  a paramedic officer, HART paramedics and a MERIT trauma team, including a doctor and a critical care paramedic were sent to the scene.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "On arrival, crews discovered three patients and multiple vehicles that had been involved in the incident.

“One of the patients, a man, was found to be in a serious condition.

"Ambulance staff administered specialist trauma care to him, before he was transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, on blue lights and sirens.

"The doctor travelled with the patient to help continue treatment on route to hospital.

“Two other patients, both men, were assessed and discharged at the scene with minor injuries.”