A MAN has died and four passengers were taken to hospital after a car hit a tree.

The crash happened yesterday (Wednesday, April 17) and emergency services were called to Honeybourne Road, between Bidford-on-Avon and Honeybourne at 3.55pm.

Emergency services arrived to find a car that had suffered significant damage following a collision with a tree.

Of the four patients taken to hospital, three of them were airlifted, including two children.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “There were five patients, all of whom were trapped inside the vehicle.

“The driver of the car, a man, had suffered multiple serious injuries in the incident. Unfortunately, it became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The front seat passenger, a woman, was treated for serious injuries and airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in a critical condition.

“A woman and two young boys were found in the back of the car. The boys were treated for injuries not believed to be life-threatening before both being flown to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

“The woman was treated for multiple injuries and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital by land ambulance.”