POLICE have appealed for witnesses to a two-vehicle crash on the A365 at Sells Green near Devizes yesterday afternoon.

A man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following the collision at 1.30pm.

Emergency services were called to a collision between a silver Volkswagen Eos and a cement mixer vehicle.

For reasons unknown at this stage, the driver of the cement mixer lost control while negotiating a sharp left-hand bend and collided with the Volkswagen.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a man in his 50s, was trapped in his vehicle and cut free by fire and rescue crews using hydraulic equipment.

He was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol with serious head and chest injuries.

The driver of the cement mixer, a man in his 20s, was taken to Royal United Hospital in Bath by land ambulance. His vehicle turned over onto its side but he was not trapped.

Three fire engines from Devizes, Corsham and Trowbridge attended the accident, as well as a heavy rescue unit from Trowbridge.

The road remains closed for resurfacing work.

The crash closed the A365 from the bottom of Caen Hill through to Melksham, and Seend High Street was also closed.

Routine roadworks taking place on the A361 through Seend were due to be lifted at 3.30pm but the re-opening of the road was delayed.

Motorists were urged to avoid the area as the emergency services responded to the incident. The crash created significant delays for local residents and through traffic.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact PC John Armstrong, from the Roads Policing Unit, on 101.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.