A road near the Powys-Shropshire border was closed as emergency services were called out to a collision between two vehicles.

On May 6, at approximately 12.45pm, the A489 at Lydham, between Bishop's Castle and the Powys border at Snead, was closed as a result of a crash involving a motorbike and a car.

The air ambulance was reportedly called out to the scene, as well as police and fire crews from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

West Mercia Police confirmed via social media that road closures were put in place at the junction with the A488 and at Lydham Heath, as they advised drivers to avoid the area.


Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has also published details of the incident, confirming that both the air ambulance and the land ambulance were called to the scene.

On its incident log the service wrote: "One fire appliance was mobilised from Bishops Castle.

"Also at the scene of the incident were: the Air Ambulance, the Land Ambulance Service and the Police.

"Road traffic collision involving one saloon vehicle and one motorbike. Crews have made vehicle safe."

Fire crews received the stop message, confirming no additional support was needed at the scene, at 1.26pm, however the road remained closed for several hours while investigation work was carried out.