Bryan Ferry's youngest son is in a critical condition after being involved in a horrific head-on car crash. Merlin Ferry had to be cut from the wreckage by firefighters following the accident on Monday evening. It took 45 minutes to free the 24-year-old, who suffered multiple fractures and a head injury.
Merlin was then taken to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, according to the Daily Mail. Roxy Music singer Bryan and the rest of Merlin's family are believed to be at his hospital bedside.
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Bryan Ferry's youngest son Merlin (far left) is fighting for his life after the accident
His older brother Otis Ferry expressed his gratitude to the fire service, tweeting, "Thank you for extracting my brother alive from what looks like a mangled box of tin. We are all continuing to pray."
The accident took place on the A458 near Cressage, Shropshire. Wellington fire service tweeted a photo of the wreckage, and the remains of the Volvo Saloon that Merlin was travelling in.
"Crews worked hard for 45 mins to free the man which was a difficult extraction due to the impact involved," they added. "If you have any info contact 101."
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said, "On arrival, crews found two cars that had suffered massive damage after a collision. 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."