A49 crash holds up rush hour traffic near Hadnall

Motorists faced rush-hour delays today with queues stretching back almost two miles on one of Shropshire’s busiest roads after a two-car collision.

The scene of the crash on the A49 south of Hadnall
The scene of the crash on the A49 south of Hadnall

A silver Vauxhall Vectra and a black Ford Fiesta collided on the A49 just south of Hadnall, near Shrewsbury, at about 6.45am.

Both cars came to rest in hedges on either side of the road, and neither of the drivers were seriously injured in the incident.

The scene of the crash on the A49 south of Hadnall

The crash caused tailbacks in both directions while emergency services worked to clear the scene. Cars were backed up far as the Battlefield roundabout on the outskirts of Shrewsbury waiting to pass by the scene following the accident.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said no-one was seriously injured

Firefighters from Shrewsbury also attended the scene to make the vehicles safe.

Pat Johnson, from Shrewsbury Fire Station, said: “Two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision.

“No one was trapped. We made the vehicles safe and managed the traffic.”