A MAN has died and two others have been seriously injured after a serious road crash in Lickey in the early hours of this morning (Thursday) where a car went down an embankment, hit a tree and burst into flames.
The incident, which happened in Rose Hill shortly after midnight, left the three people trapped in the car.
Fire crews from Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Northfield went to the scene and heavy duty vehicle rescue equipment was used as firefighters worked to free the driver and passengers.
Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Trust’s MERIT rapid response vehicle, carrying a critical care paramedic and a trauma doctor, were sent to the scene.
The driver was treated for serious burns to his body and a head injury. After receiving emergency medical treatment at the scene, he was taken to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and specialist treatment.
The passenger in the back was trapped by the front passenger seat and crews from the fire service and West Midlands Ambulance Service worked for an hour and 40 minutes to free him.
He was treated at the scene for serious mutiple injuries before being taken to the major trauma centre at the QE. The hospital was alerted in advance and medics were on standby.
The third man was confirmed dead at the scene.
Police are carrying out an investigation into the incident and any witnesses or anyone with any information should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.