Firefighters had to perform CPR at the scene to help save a man's life after a serious crash near Oswestry.

One person was airlifted to hospital after a crash in Llawnt near Oswestry in the early hours of Saturday morning (June 29).

The crash saw a car leave the road at the top of racecourse road and land on its roof leaving one person inside with serious injuries.

The crash saw Shropshire Fire and Rescue crews from Oswestry and Ellesmere rush to the scene along with West Mercia Police officers as well as West Midlands Ambulance Service and the Wales Air Ambulance.


Fire crews who initially attended the incident had to perform emergency CPR and trauma care to stabilise the man’s condition before the Air Ambulance teams could work on him and get him to hospital.

A spokesperson for Oswestry Fire Station said: “Early this morning (June 29) at 3:09 am, Oswestry and Ellesmere responded to a second serious road traffic collision on the top racecourse road, Oswestry.

“A saloon vehicle left the carriageway, landing upside down in a nearby field. Firefighters administered trauma care to one male casualty,

“The police, land/air ambulance and an operations officer were also in attendance.

“A fantastic collaborative effort from all agencies involved. The casualty is now in the care of paramedics and being transported to hospital.”