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Four taken to hospital following two-vehicle crash on A5 near Oswestry

Four seriously injured people have been taken to hospital following a crash on one of Shropshire's main roads on Monday afternoon.

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A white pick-up truck and red estate car were involved in the crash. Photo: Oswestry Fire Station

Emergency services rushed to the scene of a collision between two vehicles on the A5, at the junction with the B5009, just south of Oswestry, at around 1pm.

Photographs from the scene showed two vehicles, a white pick-up truck and a red estate car, with considerable damage to the front ends, being recovered from the scene.

Three fire engines were sent to the scene from Baschurch, Oswestry and Wellington stations. The police and land ambulance were also in attendance.

Fire crews were stood down at 2.09pm, but the road remained partially closed at 2.30pm with diversions in place.

A spokesperson from the fire service said four casualties had been transported to hospital following the incident.

The vehicles collided at the junction with the B5009. Photo: Oswestry Fire Station
The scene of the incident. Photo: Oswestry SNT

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 12.59pm to a road traffic collision involving two cars in Queens Head, Oswestry. Five ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

"Upon arrival we found four patients. From the first car, a man who was the driver and a man and a woman who were passengers. From the second car, a woman. All four were assessed and had sustained serious injuries that were not believed to be life threatening. They received treatment at the scene before being conveyed to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further treatment.”

The police said the road was open again at around 4.45pm.