A CRASH involving a motorcycle and a car resulted in a female being airlifted to hospital and the road being closed overnight.

The incident happened when a BMW motorcycle and a Ford Fiesta collided on the A470 just after 3pm on Thursday, September 16, between Builth Wells and Erwood. The female, aged in her 50s, was riding the BMW motorcycle and was airlifted to the Heath Hospital in Cardiff for treatment following the accident, which is thought to have taken place near Erwood Bridge.

Dyfed Powys Police, the Welsh Ambulance Service and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service all attended the two-vehicle collision which caused the road to close.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 3.18pm yesterday, Thursday, September 16, to reports of a road traffic collision involving a motorcycle and a car on the A470 near Erwood, Builth Wells.

“We responded with two rapid response vehicles, one emergency ambulance and the Wales Air Ambulance. One patient was taken by air to the University Hospital Wales, Cardiff, for further treatment.”

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that while there were four casualties, including the woman, nobody was trapped in the car.

The road remained closed overnight and re-opened just before midday on Friday.

Traffic Wales North & Mid tweeted at the time: “We are dealing with an incident on the A470 near Erwood Bridge, Builth Wells.

“Road is temporarily closed in both directions for emergency services.”