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Police appeal after driver is airlifted to hospital with 'life threatening injuries' following serious crash

Police are appealing for information after a car driver was airlifted to hospital with 'life threatening injuries' after a crash with a building.

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The road was closed so officers can carry out enquiries into the cause of the incident on the on the A489 between Caersws and Newtown in the early hours of this morning .

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police said: "One car – a Mercedes Vito – was involved, and collided with a building. The driver was air lifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

"Enquiries into the cause of the collision are being carried out at the scene."

The Welsh Ambulance Service said they were called at about 2.14am to the A489 near Caersws.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called today, at approximately 2:14am, to reports of a road traffic collision on the A489 near Caersws.

“We sent one air ambulance, two emergency ambulances and one duty operational manager to the scene where we were assisted by colleagues from the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service who travelled by air.

“We conveyed one patient by air to University Hospital Of Wales Cardiff for further treatment."

The crash happened on the A489 between Caersws and Newtown in the early hours of this morning (Friday) and police are advising drivers to seek alternative routes.

AA Traffic News said the road is closed for crash investigation work.

The website reads: "Road closed due to crash investigation work on A489 Long Length both ways between A4811 Llanidloes Road and A470 (Caersws turn off). Affecting traffic between Llanbrynmair and Abermule."

It was first reported at 1.36am.

Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation or anyone who was travelling along the road at the relevant time with dashcam footage is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at:, by emailing, or by calling 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

People with information should quote reference: 23000971317

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