A driver and her passenger have been hospitalised after their car was in collision with a lorry on the outskirts of Nuneaton town centre.

The driver, a woman, and her passenger, were both taken to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for assessment following the collision on the Roanne Ringway earlier today (September 3).

Neither are understood to have suffered serious injuries but both were treated at the scene and need further assessment at the Walsgrave-based hospital.

They both had to be cut free by firefighters after becoming trapped in the Mini car.

Part of the road, near to its junction with Queens Road, remains blocked off as a result of the collision at just after 3.35pm.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS), West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) and Warwickshire Police responded to 999 calls.

WFRS sent two fire crews to the scene and officers used specialist cutting equipment to release the two patients.

Ambulance statement

The ambulance service initially sent one ambulance and one paramedic officer to the scene, but another ambulance was then deployed.

“We treated one woman, the driver of the car, for injuries not believed to be serious, at the scene before she was taken to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire,” said a WMAS spokesperson.

“We treated a second patient, a female, again for injuries not believed to be serious, and she was taken to the same hospital for further assessment.”

Buses have been diverted as a result of the collision.

Traffic reportedly remains grid-locked in both directions.

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