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Two taken to hospital after crashes near Shropshire village

By Nick Humphreys | Welshpool | News | Published:

Two men were taken to hospital after a serious crash at a Shropshire village this morning.

The scene of the first crash near Welshpool this morning. Picture: OPU Shropshire

The collision between two cars happened at 7am on the B4386 near to the Ayleford Bridge junction in Marton, near Welshpool.

One of the men was trapped as a result of the damage to his car.

Ambulance crews worked with the fire service to free him from the vehicle. He received treatment for serious injuries, not believed to be life-threatening, and was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

The second patient was treated for serious but non life-threatening injuries and taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by land ambulance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Welsh Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

"On arrival, crews discovered two cars that had both suffered significant damage in the collision. There were two patients, both men, who were the drivers of the two cars."

Police are appealing for witnesses. A spokeswoman said: "Any witnesses can ring 101 quoting reference 90s 120719."

A second collision happened at around 7.50am nearby on the same road. Nobody was hurt but the road was closed.

Nick Humphreys

By Nick Humphreys
Senior Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star focusing on Bridgnorth.

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