THE emergency services have released pictures of a crash on a major road which saw a car flip onto its roof.

The M50 was left blocked in both directions between J2 (Ledbury) and J1 (Twyning) due to a crash involving a lorry and a car. 

Two injured people were checked over by paramedics after a small car ended up on its roof in the crash on Wednesday (October 26). The air ambulance also landed on the motorway, which links the A40 and A49 at Ross-on-Wye to the M5 at Strensham, near Worcester.


The crash between a lorry and a small car, which was a red Citroen C4 Cactus, blocked the M50 in both directions and emergency services arrived at the scene just before midday. 

Hereford Times: Firefighters at the scene of the crash on the M50 on WednesdayFirefighters at the scene of the crash on the M50 on Wednesday (Image: Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service)

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene, and one person was taken to hospital in Bristol by land ambulance.

A spokesperson said: "Three Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews – one each from Malvern, Hereford and Evesham Fire Stations – and a Gloucestershire Fire Service crew from Newent were called at 11.52am to an RTC on the eastbound carriageway of the M50 between junctions 2 and 1.

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"The incident involved two vehicles – an HGV on all four wheels and a small vehicle on its roof. The small vehicle was made safe by fire service personnel and two casualties were handed over to the care of the ambulance service.

"Police, highways and the air ambulance were all also in attendance. The incident was marked as pending closure at 1.04pm."


Hereford Fire Station said everyone from the flipped car managed to free themselves prior to the crew's arrival and were in the care of the air ambulance crew.

Crews made the car safe by disconnecting the battery, dealing with the fluids on the carriageway and returning personal possessions to the occupants before their trip to hospital.