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Horrific Accident A49 Hereford to Ross Rd

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A man has died following a horrific fatal accident at around 10 pm tonight on the A49 Hereford to Ross Road just passed the Axe and Cleaver. 

 

A vehicle collided into the side of a tractor and trailer that was carrying bales of hay and coming out of a field, the hay subsequently caught fire, which is all that you can see in this photo. 

 

Emergency vehicles from both Hereford and Ross attended the scene and have been in attendance all night.

 

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Photo courtesy of Colin Lewis

 

The road will remain closed for most of today while emergency repairs are carried out to the surface. There are diversions in place.

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Too horrible for words but well done to the forklift driver for his quick thinking and bravery.

 

Please drivers be extra careful this time of year. Farmers are working flat out and there are extra agricultural vehicles on the roads 

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM WMAS.

A man has died after a crash between a 4×4 and a tractor pulling a trailer with hay on it.

 

It happened last night in Herefordshire on the A49 between Bryn Garth and Much Birch near to the Axe & Cleaver.

 

Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent after the alert was raised at around 9.45pm.

 

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman: “On arrival, ambulance staff found the 4×4 on fire with a hay bale also on fire.

 

“The man driving the 4×4 was confirmed dead at the scene.

 

“A 34-year-old woman, who was the front seat passenger in the 4×4, had been able to get out of the vehicle and was treated for facial injuries at the scene before being taken to Hereford County Hospital.

 

“The tractor driver, a 49-year-old man, was clearly distressed but was uninjured and didn’t want to go to A+E.â€

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Too horrible for words but well done to the forklift driver for his quick thinking and bravery.

 

Please drivers be extra careful this time of year. Farmers are working flat out and there are extra agricultural vehicles on the roads 

 

Indeed, quick decisions and very brave.

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Tractors need to have more lighting on, especially down the side of their trailers. I obviously do not know the full circumstances but I have seen tractors at night hardly lit up at all. 

 

Tragic news for this mans family.

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