Carnage as car upside down and another part crushed as four are hurt in two crashes in same town

Crash scene
-Credit: (Image: Oswestry Fire Station)

Four people have been injured in two serious crashes which happened within four hours of each other near to the Welsh and English border. Emergency services were called to the Mile End Roundabout in Oswestry shortly after 11pm on Friday night after a car crashed and came to a stop in the centre of the roundabout.

Images from the scene show a white car badly damaged with a large metal pole having landed on its roof. Three fire crews from Oswestry and Ellesmere were sent to the scene, along with paramedics from the ambulance service and officers from West Mercia Police. You can get the latest WalesOnline newsletters e-mailed to you directly for free by signing up here.

According to the fire service, the crash resulted in three casualties, and the road accessing the roundabout was closed while “crews worked diligently to manage the situation and ensure the safety and care of those involved”. The road re-opened overnight.

Crash scene
Fire crews in attendance late on Friday -Credit:Oswestry Fire Station

Less than four hours later, emergency services were called to a second serious crash in Oswestry, this time on the top of Racecourse Road. A car had left the carriageway and landed upside down in a field off the road. Fire crews and police again attended the scene, this time along with an air ambulance helicopter. Firefighters gave trauma care to one casualty involved in the crash, and he was later taken to hospital. According to traffic monitoring service Inrix, a section of the road (the B4580) remained closed as of Saturday lunchtime.