A WOMAN has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a four-vehicle crash on the A458.

The crash happened on the A458 between Llanerfyl and Llanfair Caereinion at around 11.45am.

Dyfed-Powys Police, Mid and West Wales Fire and the Wales Ambulance Service were sent to the scene.

A Wales Air Ambulance took the injured woman to the Royal Stoke University Hospital. 

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman said her injuries are not deemed to be life-threatening or life-altering.

A boy was taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by road and a further two people were taken to Bronglais General Hospital in Aberystwyth with non-life-threatening injuries.

A Mid and West Wales Fire spokesman said: "A female casualty was extricated from one of the vehicles by firefighters, using cutting equipment, before being taken to hospital by the Air Ambulance.

"Crews from Llanfair Caereinion, Llanfyllin and Machynlleth were called to a road traffic collision (RTC) on the A458, near Neuadd Bridge, Llanfair Caereinion."

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called at shortly before 11.45am this morning (Friday 1 June) to reports of a four-vehicle road traffic collision on the A458 near Llanerfyl.

"We sent a Wales Air Ambulance, two crews in emergency ambulances and a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle to the scene."

The road was closed for two hours and has re-opened.