A WOMAN in her 40s has been rushed to hospital this morning following a horror smash in Dudley which caused gridlock.

A Volvo XC 90 hit the rear offside end of a lorry on the Dudley Southern Bypass before the Flood Street island just before 7am.

Emergency services were called to the scene including two ambulance crews and the road was closed off.

The female car driver was assessed at the scene and taken to Russells Hall Hospital.

The driver of the lorry, a man in his 30s, suffered injuries and was later discharged at the scene.

The road remains closed for recovery.