A man was taken to hospital following a head-on crash involving a heavy goods vehicle and a car.

The collision happened in Elson Road in Ellesmere just after 1.10pm on Monday.

Four fire crews, including the rescue tender, were sent from Ellesmere, Oswestry and Wellington and firefighters used cutting equipment to release the driver of the car.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was also in attendance and treated the driver, a man in his 30s, for back pain.

He was immobilised and taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

The B5068 Ellesmere to St Martins road was closed until the vehicles could be cleared.