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Elderly woman seriously injured as crash closes Shrewsbury road

A woman described as "elderly" was taken to hospital with potentially serious injuries and three other casualties were assessed by medics at a crash on a key junction in Shrewsbury.

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The emergency services were scrambled to Copthorne Road, near Pengwern Road, at about 2.25pm on Friday to reports of a crash involving four people in two cars.

When a West Midlands Ambulance Service crew arrived at the scene that found four patients who were assessed by staff.

A spokesperson for WMAS said: “We were called at 2.25pm to a road traffic collision involving two cars on Copthorne Road in Shrewsbury.

"One ambulance attended the scene.

"Upon arrival we found four patients who were assessed by ambulance staff."

The spokesperson added that an elderly car driver had "sustained potentially serious injuries that were not believed to be life threatening".

"She received treatment from ambulance staff at the scene before being conveyed to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further assessment," they said.

"Three further patients from the two cars did not require further treatment from ambulance staff. They received self care advice before being discharged at the scene.”

AA Traffic News said first reports of a crash in Copthorne Road, near the Pengwern Road junction were first made at 2.38pm.

The traffic website said the road was partially closed because of a crash and slow traffic.

It said: "Partially blocked and slow traffic due to crash on B4386 Copthorne Road both ways near The Bricklayers Arms."

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At 4.01pm, West Mercia Police officers were still at the scene.

They said it was a collision between two vehicles, and at the time they didn't believe anyone involved had life threatening or life changing injuries.

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