A driver was airlifted to hospital this morning after a Mercedes crashed into a building, leaving a main road through Powys shut.

The A489 between Caersws and Newtown was closed this morning (October 6) after what Dyfed-Powys Police described as a “serious collision”.

Emergency Services scrambled to the scene in the early hours of this morning after a car crashed into a building on the road leaving the driver with serious injuries.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that the driver had to be extracted from the vehicle and later attended to by medical teams.


A spokesperson for The Welsh Ambulance Service said: "We were called today, at approximately 2:14am, to reports of a road traffic collision on the A489 near Caersws.

“We sent one air ambulance, two emergency ambulances and one duty operational manager to the scene where we were assisted by colleagues from the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service who travelled by air.

“We conveyed one patient by air to University Hospital Of Wales Cardiff for further treatment."

Dyfed-Powys Police are now appealing for information from the public to help with their enquiries.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “One car – a Mercedes Vito – was involved, and collided with a building. The driver was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

“Enquiries into the cause of the collision are being carried out at the scene.

County Times:

“Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation or anyone who was travelling along the road at the relevant time with dashcam footage is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police.

Anyone who can help the polce with their enquiries can get in touch either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101 and quoting the reference: 23000971317

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.