A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a car hit a tree near Bishop's Castle this morning (Monday, October 30).

Emergency services including two air ambulances were called to the scene of the crash on the B4368 between Little Brampton and Aston on Clun.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the driver of the car was found in a critical condition before being airlifted to hospital in Birmingham.

"We were called to reports of a car that had crashed into a tree on the B4368, near to the junction for Bishop's Castle, at 11.58am," a spokesperson for the ambulance service said.


"One ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Welsh Air Ambulance attended the scene.

"On arrival we discovered one male patient, the driver of the car.

"He was found to be in a critical condition and received specialist trauma care at the scene before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham."

Earlier today, West Mercia Police urged motorists to find alternative routes while the road was closed.