Bryan Ferry's son Merlin in 'critical' condition after car collision

Firefighters spent 45 minutes removing Ferry from the wreckage in Shropshire

Click to follow

Bryan Ferry’s youngest son, Merlin, (pictured far left) is in a critical condition following a head-on collision involving three cars in a country lane on Monday evening.

It took firefighters 45 minute to remove the 24-year-old from the wreckage. He was driving a Volvo Saloon on the A458 near Cressage, Shropshire, when the accident happened.

Ferry suffered multiple fractures and a head injury in the crash and was taken to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

"On arrival, crews found two cars that had suffered massive damage after a collision," said a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman. “The trapped man was in the first car. He suffered multiple fractures to his legs, pelvis, left arm and had a head injury.

"Working with firefighters, ambulance staff very carefully freed him. He was assessed at the scene and had splints put in place along with advanced pain relief before being taken to the major trauma centre."

Police are investigating the crash and are appealing for witnesses. Wellington fire service tweeted a picture of the wreckage:

Otis Ferry thanked the fire serviced for their efforts:

"He had a head-on collision, has lots of broken bones and is having an operation on his heart as we speak," Otis Ferry told the MailOnline.

"He was conscious before he went into theatre and his biggest concern was that he had missed Christmas! He is in the best possible hospital for this type of procedure."

The Roxy Music singer has four sons, Otis, Isaac, Tara and Merlin.