A WOMAN was taken to hospital with “life threatening injuries” following a four vehicle collision on a major mid Wales road.

The A487 between Machynlleth and Cross Foxes was closed in both directions on Sunday, November 12, due to what was described as a “serious collision”.

North Wales Police were called to a report of a four-vehicle crash on the A487 Tal-Y-Llyn Pass, north of Machynlleth, at about 3.40pm.

The road was closed while emergency services attended the scene. North Wales Police confirmed today (November 13) that a woman had been taken to Stoke Hospital with life threatening injuries.


The road remained closed for several hours, with drivers advised to find alternative routes through the area.

A spokesperson for North Wales Police said: “We received a call at 3.40pm yesterday, November 12, to report a four-vehicle collision on the A487 Tal-Y-Llyn Pass, near to Tywyn.

“The road was closed whilst emergency services attended which subsequently resulted in one woman being taken to Stoke hospital with life threatening injuries.

“The road was reopened shortly before 10pm.”

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A spokesperson for Wales Ambulance Service added: “We were called yesterday (12 November) at 3:58pm to reports of a road traffic collision in Tan Y Llwyn Tywyn. We sent three emergency ambulances, one duty operational manager and one Cymru high acuity response unit paramedic to the scene.

"Advanced critical care support was delivered by the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service in a Wales Air Ambulance charity helicopter.

"One person was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd by air and a second person was taken to Bronglais Hospital by road.”