A CAR carrying three people was involved in a collision in North Warwickshire.
The incident left two of the three men injured - one seriously.
The crash occurred in the early hours of yesterday morning and involved just the one vehicle, a black Vectra saloon.
It is believed to have collided with a church wall as it travelled towards the A5.
“Two men have been taken to hospital, one in a critical condition after a single vehicle crash in Atherstone,” explained a spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service.
“The crash happened at about 1.10amon Tuesday in Merevale Lane.”
Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT team, which includes a trauma doctor, were sent to the scene.
“On arrival crews found a car that had suffered very significant damage,” added the spokesman.
“Debris was spread over an extensive area.
“There were three men, estimated to be in their 20s, at the scene who had been in the car at the time of the crash.
“The most serious was unconscious. He had head, facial and chest injuries.
“He was anaesthetised by the doctor before being taken on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“The second man had a head and pelvic injuries. He was immobilised before being taken to the same hospital.
“The third patient did not appear to have suffered serious injuries and was not taken to hospital by ambulance staff.”
Warwickshire Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward to find out what happened before the collision occurred.
“The black Vectra is believed to have been travelling on the B4116 Baxterley towards the A5 and Atherstone when it appears to have lost control on the crest of the hill and collided with a church wall and overturned on to its side,” said the spokesperson.
“The male rear seat passenger suffered severe head injuries and chest and neck injuries and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire where he is currently in a critical condition.
“Two males travelling in the front of the vehicle were also taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“One suffered severe facial lacerations requiring further treatment and the other male suffered minor injuries and has been discharged from hospital.”
Officers investigating the circumstances around the collision are appealing for any witnesses to the crash or the manner of driving prior to the collision.
The are asked to contact Inspector Jason Downes in the force’s Major Investigation Unit Roads Division on 01926 415 415.