Two women were injured, one seriously, following a collision at Upper Battlefield in Shrewsbury on Friday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the two car collision between Battlefield Roundabout and Hadnall at just after 3pm.
Police say that a silver Mini travelling south from Hadnall towards Shrewsbury collided with a black Nissan Qashqai driving north. It is believed that the driver of the Mini suffered a medical episode at the wheel, crossed the carriageway and collided head-on with the Nissan.
The Nissan spun 180 degrees and come to rest in the hedgerow before it caught fire with members of the public helping the driver to safety.
Both women were taken to hospital with one of the injured taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
Two fire appliances from Shrewsbury attended, firefighters used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 3:06pm to reports of a two car collision on the A49 in Upper Battlefield.
“We sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car with a trauma doctor and critical care paramedic onboard.
“We have treated a woman in a serious condition, who was conveyed to Royal Stoke University Hospital on blue lights and sirens for further treatment.
“A second woman has been treated for injuries not believed to be serious and has also been conveyed to hospital for further treatment.”
The A49 at Upper Battlefield was closed for around eight hours following the collision.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dash-cam footage is asked to contact police via their website quoting incident number 348i of 14 January 2022.