A VAN driver has been taken to hospital after crashing into a hedge on the A49 in Herefordshire.

The A49 Leominster Bypass was left partially blocked after the crash on Friday lunchtime (February 3).

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called to reports of a van that had left the carriageway after colliding with another vehicle near the OK Diner roundabout at 12.37pm.


One ambulance, a paramedic officer, a BASICS doctor, which can provide extra skills at the scene, and a community first responder attended.

On arrival, crews found one patient, a man, who was the driver of the van. He was treated for minor injuries before being taken to Hereford Hospital as a precaution.


Two Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews from Kingsland and Leominster fire stations also attended, along with West Mercia Police.

Traffic website Inrix said the A49 Leominster Bypass was partially blocked between A44 Worcester Road and A44 Mill Street.

It said there was slow traffic, with police pictured at the scene directing traffic.