An elderly man has been taken to hospital with "potentially serious injuries" after a car crashed into a lamppost in Oswestry.

Emergency services, including police, ambulance and fire and rescue crews, were called out to the scene at 3.01pm on Monday (October 30) on Back Racecourse Lane where they freed the man after they found him stuck inside the car.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the man, who was the driver of the vehicle, was later taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment.

West Mercia Police confirmed that the man was trapped in his vehicle when they arrived at the scene of the crash.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Officers have attended the incident to find one vehicle involved.

"The driver of the vehicle was trapped inside and officers assisted Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service to free him.”


Two Shropshire Fire and Rescue (SFRS) appliances were also at the scene, including the rescue tender and an Operation officer.

A spokesman from SFRS confirmed: "One man believed to be in his 80s was trapped in the vehicle."

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said an ambulance and a paramedic were sent to the scene.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “On arrival we discovered one patient, a man, who was the driver of the car.

“He was treated for potentially serious injuries before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”

West Mercia Police's Oswestry-based Safer Neighbourhood Team and traffic website INRIX confirmed that the road re-opened shortly before 7pm on Monday evening.