A STRETCH of the A46 in Evesham has been reopened after a 70-year-old man crashed into a tree.
It happened between the Badsey roundabout and Twyford roundabout at about 10.30am this morning (Tuesday).
Emergency services were called to the scene and found a silver 4×4 had crashed into a tree.
Fire crews freed the trapped man from the car using cutting gear and he was taken to hospital.
The stretch of road was closed at about 11.30am in order for collision investigation work to be carried out, but it was later reopened about two hours later.
A spokesperson for Hereford and Worcester Fire Service said: “Firefighters were called to an incident at 10:31 this morning involving a road traffic collision on the Evesham Bypass.
“The incident involved one vehicle with one man trapped. Crews worked hard to free the man using cutting gear and the vehicle was made safe.”
A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: “Police were called to reports of a single vehicle collision on the A46 between Badsey Island in the direction of the island at Twyford Country Park, at around 10.30am this morning.
“Fire and ambulance also attended and a silver 4×4 was found to be in collision with a tree.
“The driver, a man in his 70s, has been taken to hospital but there are no further updates on any injuries at this time.”
“As of 11.33am there are road closures in place on the A46 from Badsey Island and we advise motorists to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.
Police are also urging anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward with information by calling them on 101 and quoting incident number 184s of August, 2.