A KEY Herefordshire road that links Herefordshire to Wales was closed for 17 hours yesterday (January 19) as emergency services dealt with a crash.

A lorry overturned on the A40 in Goodrich shortly after 5.30am. 

All three emergency services attended, including an ambulance and paramedic officer. 


A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Upon arrival, we found a man who was the driver of the HGV.

"He was assessed and had sustained serious injuries that were not life-threatening. He received treatment at the scene before being conveyed to Hereford County Hospital for further treatment.”

The crash resulted in the A40 being closed from the Wilton roundabout, near the A49, and the A4137 junction at Whitchurch. 

Hereford Times: Police at the scene of the road closurePolice at the scene of the road closure (Image: Bridie Adams/Hereford Times)

A diversion was in place, taking motorists through the A466 via the A49 before they re-joined the A40 at Dixton roundabout. 

Emergency services spent the rest of the day removing the lorry and dealing with a damaged central reservation and a fuel spillage. 

It wasn't until the evening that the eastbound lane of the A40 was reopened, before the road was fully open by 10.40pm.