Driver killed as car and van crash in Herefordshire

A MAN has been killed in a crash between a car and a van in a Herefordshire village near Bromyard, the ambulance service has said.

Two other people were injured in the crash, which happened at around 11am at the junction of the B4203 and B4204 in Upper Sapey.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called at 11.09am to reports of the crash, and two ambulances, a community first responder and a paramedic officer attended.

The Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham with a medical emergency response incident team (MERIT) trauma doctor and critical care paramedic on board also attended the scene.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said when crews found a van on its side with two people trapped inside.

The driver of the van, a man, was being given CPR by police officers and bystanders.

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“Ambulance crews quickly took over resuscitation efforts but sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later,” she added.

“The passenger in the van, a man, sustained non-serious injuries.

“Ambulance crews had assistance from the fire service to extricate him safely from the vehicle. Once released, the man was conveyed to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further checks.”

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The ambulance service said the driver of the car, a woman, was out of the vehicle and had suffered injuries not thought to be serious.

She was given treatment on scene before being taken to the same hospital for further care.

The B4203, between Bromyard and Great Whitley, remains closed.

Hereford Times