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Two-vehicle crash closes south Shropshire road - fire service sends four crews

A woman was taken to hospital following two-vehicle collision near Ludlow on Thursday.

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The road is closed in both directions

The crash occurred at around 11.50am on Thursday when the two vehicles collided on the A4117 in Hopton Wafers, between Ludlow and Cleobury Mortimer.

West Mercia Police said the incident caused the road to be blocked in both directions and officers appealed for drivers to find an alternative route.

A spokesperson said: "We received a call around 12pm this afternoon (8 February) for assistance with a collision on Hopton Bank, Hopton Wafers in Shropshire.

"Officers arrived at the incident to find two vehicles involved. The road remains closed."

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said four fire engines - from Cleobury Mortimer, Ludlow and Wellington were sent to the incident.

While West Midlands Ambulance Service said both a land ambulance and the Midland Air Ambulance attended the scene.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: "“We were called at 11.50am to a road traffic collision involving two cars on Hopton Banks, Hopton Wafers in Kidderminster.

"One ambulance and a critical care car from Midland Air Ambulance attended the scene. Upon arrival we found a woman who was the driver of the first car with injuries not believed to be life threatening. She received treatment at the scene from ambulance staff and was conveyed to Worcester Royal Hospital for further treatment.”

In an update at around 4pm, West Mercia Police said the road had been cleared.

A spokesperson said: "The vehicles involved have been recovered and the road has now been re-opened. Thank you for your patience."

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