17th Nov, 2019

Man found in river after fleeing scene of two-car crash in Stoke Prior receives hospital treatment

Lorna Morris 26th Jan, 2018 Updated: 26th Jan, 2018

A MAN who was found in a river by police after fleeing the scene of a two-car crash in Stoke Prior has received hospital treatment.

Fire crews and two ambulances were called to the crash on Hanbury Road at 9.07am this morning (Friday) where a woman in her 30s was taken to Alexandra Hospital with face, shoulder and abdominal injuries.

A man, also in his 30s, who fled the scene and was found in a river by police, suffered a head and arm injury.

A spokesperson from West Mercia Police, said: “The driver of a silver 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.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed he was treated for the effects of cold after entering the river nearby following the collision.

The woman, a driver of a blue Citroen, was given pain relief and her arm was 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.

Enquires are on-going.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to please contact West Mercia Police on 101, quoting 98s of 26 January 2018.

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