POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a van crashed into a tree - which has left a 72-year-old in a serious condition.

The incident happened on Astwood Lane in Redditch yesterday afternoon (July 2).

A white Peugeot Partner van was seen swerving onto the opposite lane, before drifting back onto the correct side of the carriageway.

The vehicle then stopped after colliding with a tree on the verge.

The driver was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham where he remains in intensive care.

Emergency services were called at 3.19pm and two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were sent out.

The road, which is located between Feckenham and Astwood Bank, was completely closed in both directions.

People with any information regarding the incident are asked to call 101, quoting the reference number 411I020720.