Man dies in security van crash on A49 in Shropshire

A man has died and two people were hurt after their security van hit a tree.

Paramedics were called to the A49 in Church Stretton in Shropshire at about 10:30 GMT.

A man travelling in the back was trapped for a time. He went into traumatic cardiac arrest and died at the scene, emergency crews said.

The driver was trapped for about 90 minutes and suffered serious injuries. A third man suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Ambulance crews arrived to find a security van that had left the road and been in a significant collision with a tree.

Airlifted to hospital

"The driver of the van and a man travelling in the back of the vehicle had both suffered serious injuries and were trapped in the van.

"The man in the back of the van went into traumatic cardiac arrest at the scene and received immediate advanced life support.

"Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of ambulance staff and the doctor in attendance, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

"The driver of the van, a man in his mid 40's, suffered serious leg, pelvic and head injuries."

He was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The third man taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further treatment.

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