Hereford & Worcester

Tenbury Wells tractor driver could lose arm after crash

A man has been airlifted to hospital after the tractor he was driving overturned in Worcestershire.

Paramedics said the 54-year-old man's arm might need to be amputated after his vehicle collided with another tractor.

Emergency services were called to Clee Hill Road, in Tenbury Wells, at about 10:30 BST.

An ambulance service spokesman said the driver of the overturned tractor had managed to crawl out of the cab.

He said: "He sustained a traumatic limb threatening injury to his arm and was in a lot of pain."

Second driver unhurt

He added the man had also suffered leg and pelvic injuries.

"Crews and the doctor immediately gave the man pain relief before assessing his injuries," he said.

"They cleaned and dressed his arm before carefully immobilising it with a splint.

"The man was also immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for emergency treatment."

He said the driver of the second tractor was uninjured.

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