ONE man suffered life-threatening injuries while another was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries in two crashes in Herefordshire.

The crashes closed the A480 at Norton Canon and the A49 at Hope under Dinmore on August 14.

Emergency crews were called to the crash on the A49 at around 4.30pm, where they found a small van and a motorbike had been involved in a crash.

The road was closed in both directions and two casualties, a man and a woman, were left in the care of the ambulance service, a fire service spokesperson said.

Police have since confirmed that a man suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and has been taken to hospital for treatment.


The A49 reopened at midnight after investigation work.

Meanwhile emergency crews were called to the A480 at Norton Canon at 6.30pm, closing it in both directions.

A spokesperson for Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that a 34-year-old man was trapped in a car after the crash, and had to be removed by firefighters.

The man was taken into the care of paramedics and airlifted to hospital.

A police spokesperson said the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, and that the road would remain closed overnight.

The A480 was reopened shortly before 6am this morning (August 15).