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Woman cut free by firefighters

Two fire crews from Worcester and one from Pershore attended and on arrival, found a car on its side with a woman trapped inside the front passenger seat. Firefighters used hydraulic cutting gear to create access to the woman through the roof of the car, and she was taken by air ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham following her release. She suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision.

A man and a baby, who were already out of the car and being attended to by ambulance staff as firefighters arrived, were both taken to the Worcester Royal Hospital by land ambulance.

Watch Commander Dave Smith from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said: "This was a challenging extrication, due to the position of the vehicle, and firefighters worked for around 30 minutes to fold back the roof and release the female casualty who was severely trapped inside."

Fire crews then made the vehicle safe, while British Telecom engineers attended to assess damage to the telegraph pole.

Police and ambulance staff also attended the incident.