Emergency services scrambled to help two riders of a motorbike who were thrown off their bike down a 30 foot embankment.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the Wales Air Ambulance Service were called out to a serious accident on the main road from Powys to Aberystwyth after a collision between a motorcycle and and "a private motor vehicle".

The crash, which took place at lunchtime yesterday (September 3) on the A44, saw the rider and the pillion passenger of the motorcycle thrown from their bike.

One fell 30 feet down the embankment - requiring the fire service to use a line rescue to retrive them.


The other rider was left pinned between a barrier on the road and a wire fence. This meant that the fire service had to remove 25 feet of the barrier to release them so that they could recieve medical attention from Air Ambulance crews. 

A spokesperson for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "At 12.16pm on Sunday, September 3, the Aberystwyth crew was called to an incident along the A44T from Goginan to Ponterwyd.

"A road traffic collision had occurred involving one private motor vehicle and one motorcycle, both rides of the motorcycle had been ejected from it. "The crew rescued one of the casualties who had fallen approximately 30ft down an embankment by utilising line rescue equipment. 

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"The other casualty was pinned between a barrier and a wire fence, the crew proceeded to remove a 25ft section of the barrier to gain access for rescue. 

"Both casualties were taken to hospital by air ambulance. 

"One casualty from the private motor vehicle was taken to hospital by road ambulance as a precautionary measure."