Crash closes A465 – Hereford Times

TWO men have been seriously injured in a crash that closed the A465 near the Welsh border this morning. Motorists were advised to find alternative routes whilst emergency services dealt with the crash. A fire service spokesman said that firefighters from Ewyas Harold and Peterchurch were called to the scene of a crash involving a pick-up truck and a large van at 6.32am today.

Crews used heavy cutting equipment to remove a number of parts from one vehicle to enable the safe removal of one driver who was trapped in the crash. An ambulance service spokeswoman said: “We were called to reports of a two vehicle crash near Pontrilas at 6.36am today. “Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene of the crash.

“Both male drivers were taken to hospital with serious injuries.” In a tweet, Herefordshire Operations Patrol Unit said: “A465 closed near to Pontrilas and Ewyas Harold due to a serious RTC. “The road will be closed for some considerable time.”

A police spokeswoman confirmed that the road had reopened this afternoon.

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