A CRASH between two cars on the A44 near Kington shut the road in both directions this afternoon, according to police.

West Mercia Police said the crash was between Lyonshall and Weston.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 11.49am. One ambulance attended and an off-duty paramedic was also on the scene.

Three people were assessed by paramedics, with two discharged on scene.

The third, a woman who was the driver of one of the cars, was taken to Hereford County Hospital with injuries not believed to be serious, a spokesperson said.

She was already out of the car when the crew arrived.

UPDATE: Road has reopened