Officers are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision this morning on the A458 at Middletown near Welshpool in Shropshire.

The collision happened just after 11am this morning (Tuesday 16 May) and involved a red Vauxhall Astra and a white and green DAF lorry.

The car was heading towards Wales and the lorry towards Shrewsbury when the collision happened.

Three patients were been taken to hospital, two with life threatening injuries following the collision.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival at the scene we found three patients who were a woman and a child from the car and a man who was the driver of the lorry.

“The woman who was the driver of the car was extricated from the vehicle by the fire service. She was assessed by ambulance staff and had sustained life-threatening injuries.

“The child who was a passenger in the car was assessed by ambulance staff and had sustained life-threatening injuries.

“Ambulance staff administered advanced trauma care to them both at the scene.

“The woman was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital by air and the child was conveyed by air to Birmingham Children’s Hospital by air for further treatment.”

“The driver of the lorry had sustained serious injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening injuries.

“He received treatment from ambulance staff at the scene and was taken to the Royal Shrewsbury University Hospital for further assessment.”

Investigating officer, Police Constable Ben Ward, Operational Policing Unit said: “We would like to speak to any drivers that have dash-cam fitted to their vehicles or any other witnesses that were either travelling in either direction on the A458 this morning around the time of the collision.

“Anyone with any information that could help our investigation is asked to please call us on 101  extension 770 2085 or you can contact me direct on email Benjamin.ward@westmercia.police.ukquoting 00152_i_16052023”