One person taken to hospital after serious crash closes A483 for hours

One person was taken to hospital after a crash between a car and a motorbike that closed a busy main road in Powys for around four hours.

Welsh police. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire.
Welsh police. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire.

Dyfed-Powys Police tweeted at 11.20pm on Friday that the A483 was closed between Newtown and Berriew due to a collision. They were advising drivers to avoid the area and find an alternative route.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said “We were called yesterday at 10.26pm to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and motor bike on the A483, between Newtown and Berriew.

"We sent one emergency ambulance and a BASICS responder to the scene. One person was taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further treatment.”

The Welsh Government's Traffic Wales North & Mid service said at 10.48pm that the A483 was closed in both directions and that diversions were in place.

They reported that the road had been reopened in both directions at 2.33am.

Dyfed-Powys Police has been invited to comment.

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