A WOMAN was left trapped for over an hour after her car crashed with a tree near to Astwood Bank.

The collision took place at 11.20 on Thursday morning (March 7) on Whitemoor Lane.

The driver of the car, who was the only occupant, suffered multiple injuries and was rescued from the car by firefighters and ambulance staff.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a car that had suffered very extensive damage with one wheel a considerable distance from the rest of the car.

“The woman driver, who was the only occupant had suffered multiple injuries and was trapped.  Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to extricate her safely from the wreckage.

“After a full assessment and treatment at the scene, she was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham by ambulance with the aircrew travelling with them.”