Police Witness Appeal Over Herefordshire Fatal Road Collision

Police are continuing to investigate yesterday’s road collision in Herefordshire which claimed the lives of a mother and her son.

Two other young boys – brothers of the teenage boy who died – remain in the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The tragedy happened at around 10.10am yesterday on the B4362 in the village of Lucton, near Leominster when the family’s red Vauxhall Corsa car was involved in a collision with a tractor.

Emergency services battled to free the driver and her three sons from the wreckage. The oldest boy, in the front passenger’s seat, was pronounced dead at the scene and his mother died shortly after being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The two boys in the back of the car were also flown to hospital in Birmingham.  One of them is described as critical but stable and the other is in a stable condition.

Police say formal identification has yet to take place but the family is believed to be from Powys.

Inspector Damian Sowrey said today: “We are appealing to anyone with information concerning this tragedy to contact Hereford police station by calling the 101 non-emergency number.

“We are continuing to investigate the circumstances and particularly want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw either vehicle being driven immediately beforehand.”

He said the collision happened near Lucton School.  The Corsa is thought to have been travelling towards Yarpole and the green John Deere tractor in the opposite direction towards Mortimer’s Cross.

The Herefordshire coroner Mark Bricknell has been informed and it is hoped to open inquests on Friday.