Police update on husband and wife killed in A44 crash

A HUSBAND and wife have been killed in a crash on the A44 in Herefordshire, West Mercia Police has said.

Appealing for witnesses to the fatal crash, police said a man, 70, and his 57-year-old wife were both killed in the crash near Kington.

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The crash, in Floodgates, happened at around 10.55am on Tuesday morning between a motorbike and the two pedestrians with their dog.

Police said the couple were walking along the A44.

The motorbiker, a man in his 50s, remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Inspector Darren Godsall said: “Very sadly, both pedestrians, a 70 year old man and a 57 year old woman who were husband and wife, died with their dog at the scene of the collision.

“Their family have been notified and our thoughts are with them all at such a sad and difficult time.

“The rider of the motorcycle, a man in his 50s suffered significant injuries and remains in hospital with life threatening injuries. His family have also been updated.

“The road was closed for several hours while our investigation work took place and I would like to thank the public for their patience.

“We would like to hear from anyone who has any information or dash-cam footage of this incident or of two motorcycles travelling along the A44 in or near to Floodgates between 10.45am and 11am.

“Please contact us on via our website quoting RTC A44 Kington 7/9/21.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Newton Lane, Floodgates, Kington at 10.56am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews arrived on scene to find three patients, two pedestrians and a motorcyclist.

“The pedestrians, a man and a woman, were both found in critical conditions and ambulance staff immediately began administering advanced life support.

“However, despite their best efforts it sadly became apparent nothing could be done to save either patient and they were confirmed dead at the scene.

“The motorcyclist, a man, was treated for potentially serious injuries before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.”

Hereford Times