POLICE investigating a serious road traffic collision that took place near Stroud yesterday morning are appealing for witnesses.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the collision on the A419 at Frampton Mansell shortly after 11.20am.

The collision involved a red Hyundai i20, which was travelling towards Cirencester, and a blue Vauxhall Astra which was travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Astra, a 63-year-old man from Stroud, suffered injuries to his hip, pelvis, ribs and arms. He was taken to Southmead Hospital, Bristol where his condition is said to be serious but stable.

The driver of the Hyundai, a 17-year-old male from Stonehouse, suffered arm and hip injuries and was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for treatment.

Both drivers had to be freed from their vehicles by fire service officers.

The road was closed for five hours to allow police officers conduct an investigation of the scene and for the vehicles to be removed.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw either vehicle before it occurred, is asked to contact Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101 or email 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk quoting incident 126 of March 1.