Update: Pensioner and young woman injured in crash on Fosse Way near Rugby

The car fire was on Nelson Road at about 1.45am
The car fire was on Nelson Road at about 1.45am

A pensioner and a young woman were injured after their cars collided on the B4455 Fosse Way this morning.

The incident happened at the junction with Bow Lane between Withybrook and Monks Kirby shortly after 7.45am today (October 12).

A paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and two ambulance crews attended.

A fire crew from Rugby also attended after one of the vehicles caught fire.

The man, who is believed to be in his seventies, had a back injury, while the female driver, believed to be in her twenties, suffered a fractured pelvis.

They were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “One of the drivers, a man in his seventies, had aches and pains and a back injury. He was given pain relief and was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar.

“The other driver, a woman in her twenties, had a fractured pelvis as well as a number of bumps and bruises. In addition to being immobilised and given pain relief, a pelvic splint was applied.

“Both were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”