A53 closed near Shrewsbury after crash between lorry and pick-up truck

By Rob Smith | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Three people were injured, one seriously, after a crash between a lorry and a car.

The crash on the A53 between Shrewsbury and Shawbury happened at about 1pm.

It happened at Brightlee in Astley, about four miles out of Shrewsbury town centre.

Police, fire services and ambulances were all in attendance, and the road was closed while three people were treated.

Jamie Arrowsmith of the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 1.07pm to reports of a collision between a car and a lorry on the A53 in Brightlee. Three ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

"On arrival we discovered four patients. A woman, who was the front seat passenger in the car, received treatment for serious injuries and was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

"A teenage male from the car and the lorry driver, a man, were both treated for injuries not believed to be serious and taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital as a precaution. The final patient, a boy, who was travelling in the car, was uninjured and discharged at the scene.”

Firefighters from Market Drayton Fire Station said: "The A53 between Shawbury and Shrewsbury is currently closed at Astley due to a road traffic collision.

"All the emergency services are in attendance. Please avoid the area at this time."

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.

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