A5 open again between Shrewsbury and Oswestry after two-vehicle crash

A busy county road is open again after a two-vehicle smash this afternoon.

A Shottaton crossroads on the A5. Photo: Google
A Shottaton crossroads on the A5. Photo: Google

The crash happened shortly after 1pm on the A5 near the Shottaton crossroads, near Oswestry. The male driver of one of the vehicles, which had overturned, was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for checks. The female driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries and was discharged at the scene.

The road was closed for around two hours, causing long traffic tailbacks. Emergency services were on the scene, with police advising motorists to avoid the area. The road was back open at around 3pm.

Oswestry Safer Neighbourhood Team tweeted: "RTC A5 near Shottaton. Road closed pleased use alternative route."

West Mercia Police Operations and Communications Centre also put out a notice on social media, saying: "RTC A5 West Felton - large tailbacks in both directions - avoid the area if you can."

A Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said a call was received at 1.06pm to a two-vehicle crash. One fire appliance has been sent to assist in making the vehicles safe.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We were called at 1.02pm this afternoon to reports of a two vehicle RTC on the A5, West Felton, Oswestry. A passing ambulance came across the incident and stopped to render aid. A second ambulance and paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

"One woman, the driver of one vehicle, was given treatment on scene for minor injuries before being discharged on scene. A man, the driver of the second vehicle which had overturned in the collision, was out of the vehicle when crews arrived. He was given an assessment on scene before being conveyed to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further checks."

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