Five people have been taken to hospital after a collision in Herefordshire this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 11.42am to the B4221 near Upton Bishop and sent four ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman says: “On arrival, crews found two cars had been involved in a collision and one of them had ended up on its side.

“There were five patients.

“Three from the first car, a man and two women, had to be cut free from the vehicle with the assistance of fire colleagues.

“All three were treated by ambulance staff for potentially serious injuries before being conveyed via land ambulance to Hereford County Hospital.

“Two further patients from the same car, a man and a woman, were already out of the vehicle and were treated for minor injuries and taken to the same hospital for further treatment.

“The driver from the second car, a woman, was already out of the vehicle on arrival.

“She was treated for injuries not believed to be serious and taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital via land ambulance for further treatment.