Emergency services were called to a large number of incidents in Herefordshire on Thursday, with a number of people taken to hospital.

Early yesterday morning, a lorry overturned on the A49 at Dinmore Hill, which resulted in the road being closed for close to 8 hours while recovery was sorted. Fortunately the driver involved only sustained minor injuries and was treated by paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service at the scene.

In a separate incident, a woman suffered serious injuries after being involved in a collision in South Herefordshire.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said:

“We were called to reports of a serious RTC on the A49 at the junction of the B4348 at Llandinabo in Herefordshire at 12:06pm today. 

“Three ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.  On arrival, crews found a red car that had suffered significant damage and a lorry that had front end damage. 

“There were five people in the car, four adults and a child.   A middle aged woman had suffered a serious leg injury. After being helped out of the vehicle by ambulance staff, she was treated at the scene before being taken on blue lights to Hereford County Hospital.

“A middle aged man and two younger women were also treated at the scene for less serious injuries.  A boy who was also in the car had minor injuries. 

“All four were taken to the same hospital for further assessment and treatment.  The lorry driver, a middle aged man was assessed at the scene and was discharged.”

Elsewhere, emergency services have said how lucky a female was to walk away from an accident in Herefordshire earlier today.

West Mercia Police, West Midlands Ambulance Service, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and the Air Ambulance were all called to the incident near Aymestrey.

Finally, emergency services were called to a RTC involving two vehicles on the A438 (Whitecross Road) in Hereford. Close to the junction with Aldi.

A RTC involving two vehicles blocked the junction and West Mercia Police, West Midlands Ambulance Service and Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service all attended the incident late yesterday evening.