Crash closes Newport's SDR bridge
7:14pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
TWO vehicles were involved in a collision on the SDR bridge in Newport this afternoon, allegedly caused by a car driving on the wrong side of the road.
A witness who was in the vehicle behind the car which was hit said: "[A car] went the wrong way up the SDR and had a head on collision with the vehicle just in front of me."
A second witness also claimed the collision occurred when a car drove up the wrong side of the dual carriage way colliding with oncoming traffic.
The crash between a Citroen and a Ford caused extensive damage to both vehicles. Pictures show a bus trying to squeeze past one of the damaged vehicles in an attempt to clear the road.
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 2.12pm to reports of a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A48 City Bridge, Newport.
“We sent a rapid response vehicle and an emergency ambulance to the scene, and one casualty was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.”
Police were at the scene directing traffic while the incident was cleared. The accident was cleared and the bridge was re-opened eastbound by 4pm.
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