Six vehicles in Shrewsbury rush-hour crash

Motorists faced rush hour disruption today after a six-car smash on the A5 near Shrewsbury.

One of the cars involved in the crash on the A5 near the Preston Island in Shrewsbury today
One of the cars involved in the crash on the A5 near the Preston Island in Shrewsbury today

The accident happened near the Preston Island at about 7.40am  causing traffic tailbacks along the A5 and back into Shrewsbury.

No-one was injured in the collision.

The vehicles involved included a Peugeot, a Ford Mondeo, a Skoda, a Toyota and a Volkswagen.

Motorists faced delays along the A5 and London Road as one lane of the road was blocked.

Richard Ewels, spokesman for West Mercia Police said: “The accident was reported to police at 7.40am.

“No-one was injured in the collision

“One lane was obstructed for a short time but the road was cleared by 8.15am.

“Although it involved multiple vehicles it was a minor accident.”

He added: “It happened at quite a busy time and did cause a hold up in the traffic but the vehicles were moved quickly and the road was cleared in about half an hour.”