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Woman trapped in car and motorcyclist 'seriously injured' in separate incidents near Craven Arms

A woman was rescued from a car and a motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with 'potentially serious injuries' after separate incidents near Craven Arms.

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The car which came off the road. Photo: @SouthShropCops.

West Mercia Police officers were called to the scene at around 7.10am this morning on the A489, between Horderley and Plowden.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers found one car had come off the road and was lying on its side.

The driver of the vehicle, a woman, was found trapped but not injured.

Crews from Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service also attended the scene.

South Shropshire SNT tweeted a picture from the crash, warning: "Please drive to the conditions, it is extremely icy still."

In a second, separate incident, police officers found a motorcyclist lying in the road.

The man in his 20s was taken to hospital by ambulance with 'potentially serious injuries'.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "We received a report of a collision involving one car at around 7.10am this morning. For reasons yet to be established the car had left the road.

"The woman from the car was trapped and fire service attended, she was not injured in the incident.

"When officers arrived a second separate collision was discovered involving a motorbike.

"The rider, a man in his 20s, was taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with serious injuries."

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to an incident on the A489, near to Wood View Farm, at 7.24am.

"One ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

"On arrival crews discovered a car on its side and a motorcyclist lying in the road.

"The motorcyclist, a man, was treated for potentially serious injuries before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by land ambulance.

"There were no patients found from the car."

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