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Driver injured as crashes shut A458 for 12 hours between Shrewsbury and Welshpool

Welshpool | Transport | Published: | Last Updated:

A driver was seriously injured when their car was involved in two serious crashes along a busy stretch of road between Shrewsbury and Welshpool.

The A458 was shut for about 12 hours in both directions between Welshpool and Halfway House after the crashes happened late on Friday night.

A blue Citroen Saxo was travelling from Welshpool towards Shrewsbury along the A458 when it collided with a red Fiat 500 in the oncoming lane at around 11.20pm.

The Fiat then hit an electrical pole, causing power outages to nearby properties.

A short time later a silver Renault Clio travelling from the direction of Welshpool collided with the front of the Saxo.

The driver of the Saxo was seriously injured, a spokesman from Dyfed-Powys Police said.

The driver and passengers in the Fiat were also taken to hospital but the extent of their injuries is not yet known.

Police are now calling for anybody who saw anything to come forward, especially if they have any dash cam footage.

Those with information are asked to get in touch with Dyfed-Powys Police on 101, quoting reference number 395 of January 24.

The road was closed until shortly before midday on Saturday as collision examiners studied the scene.

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