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Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after crash involving bike and three cars near Shrewsbury

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after a crash involving three cars near Shrewsbury.

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The A49 Shrewsbury Road at Upper Battlefield, north of Shrewsbury, was shut in both directions between Bowmen Way and The New Inn at Hadnall.

A statement from West Mercia Police said: "We received a call around 12.25pm this afternoon with a report of a collision on the A49, Upper Battlefield.

"Officers arrived at the collision to find three cars and one motorbike involved.

"The motorcyclist has been taken to Stoke hospital with injuries."

A spokeswoman for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said a land ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance with a trauma doctor and critical care paramedic on board all attended.

The spokeswoman said: “The motorcyclist, a man, was given trauma care at the scene by the team of ambulance staff for potentially serious injuries. He was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency care.

“The car driver, a woman, was assessed but didn’t require further treatment by ambulance staff and was discharged on scene.”

The AA's news website reported that traffic was building towards the Battlefield roundabout following the collision.

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