Icy roads lead to morning crashes across Bromsgrove

By Tristan Harris Monday 10 February 2014 Updated: 11/02 22:10

THE EMERGENCY services attended a number of car crashes across Bromsgrove District and in Droitwich this morning (Monday) after commuters were met with icy conditions.

An elderly man had to be cut free from his car at 7.15am after a crash on Hartle Lane, Belbroughton.

The red Ford Fiesta hit a wall in what police described as 'very icy conditions'.

One crew from Kidderminster and one from Bromsgrove went to the scene.

After being cut from the car, the man, who was in his 60s, was taken by ambulance to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said there was also another incident 500 yards from the one in Hartle Lane involving a white Vauxhall Corsa.

Other incidents this morning have included one in Scarfield Hill, Alvechurch, where a mum and her three children were in a Vauxhall Meriva which turned on its side. The mum and one of the daughters were trapped and had to be freed by firefighters. The 12-year-old suffered neck pain and the mum was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board - they were both taken to Redditch's Alexandra Hospital. One rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and an ambulance were sent to the scene.

In Wythall at 6.55am, on the A435 heading towards Becketts Island from the Maypole, a woman in her 20s was trapped in her silver VW Polo after it collided with a hedge. Water running onto the road froze over, leading to black ice and treacherous conditions. She suffered shoulder pain and was taken to the QE. A rapid response vehicle and ambulance attended the scene.

Then, at 6.55am, a woman had to be cut from her car in Droitwich after the vehicle she was in hit a tree and overturned.

The crash happened at 6.55am in School Road and two crews from Droitwich attended.

After releasing her from the car, the 18-year-old was taken to the Worcestershire Royal, suffering neck pain.

"Ice was a factor in collisions this morning with the roads being wet and freezing over.

"We would urge people to consider the weather conditions when out driving, especially late at night or very early in the morning," said the police spokesperson.

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