Two pedestrians and their dog were killed in Herefordshire after they were struck by a motorbike yesterday morning.

The man and woman were confirmed dead at the scene in Kington, at 11am on Tuesday, September 7.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said paramedics also treated the motorcyclist for potentially serious injuries at Newton Lane.

He was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where he is undergoing further treatment, the ambulance service said.

Kington Fire Station also attended the incident which took place near the A44 - the Kington Bypass.

A spokesman from the fire station posted to Facebook: "Yesterday we were sent to a very traumatic and sad incident on Kington bypass where, despite our very best efforts, two live were lost in a road traffic collision, plus that of their pet dog.

"Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families and friends of all involved and we hope for a full recovery of the third recovery.

"We would like to politely request that our crew members are also treated with some respect and we are left alone to do deal with this, we appreciate local support but not digging for information.

"We all do a very difficult job at times, alongside our day jobs and family life and it takes time to heal our own emotional wounds, most of which will forever leave scars. Thanks."

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were sent to the scene where the two pedestrians were found in critical condition before sadly passing away at Newton Lane.

West Mercia Police were at the scene most of the day carrying out investigation work, and it is understood that Newton Lane and the A44 were both still closed at 6pm last night.

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.”

Thursday, September 9 UPDATE: West Mercia Police have said they are appealing for information about the collision.

Inspector Darren Godsall of West Mercia Police said: "We are appealing for information following a serious collision that on the A44 Floodgates near Kington on Tuesday morning, September 8.

"Very sadly, both pedestrians, a 70-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman who were husband and wife, died along 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 lie 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 motorcyclists travelling along the A44 in or near to Floodgates between 10.45am and 11am. Please contact us via our website quoting RTC A44 Kington 07/09/21."

Report information or dash-cam footage using the West Mercia Police website by clicking here.

Alternatively, call them using 101 or report any information anonymously to the police charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or are speech impaired, use the police text phone service on 18001 101.