LivePolice officer seriously injured after Rogerstone double crash

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  • Two rush hour crashes leave motorcyclist with suspected broken leg
  • Earlier police car involved in double crash closing A467 Rogerstone by-pass
  • Four accidents have closed road between Risca and Newport
  • Five people injured, two seriously - all have been taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital

7:03pm

The Rogerstone by-pass has been re-opened in both directions between Bassaleg Roundabout and Morrisons Roundabout.

6:47pm

The motorcyclist has been taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital for treatment, bringing the total number of people taken there today after crashes on that road up to five.

6:47pm

The motorcyclist has been taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital for treatment, bringing the total number of people taken there today after crashes on that road up to five.

6:46pm

Traffic Wales reporting that the road is now clear following the accidents, but to expect delays.

6:39pm

We have received confirmation from Gwent Police that two accidents took place on the A467 Forge Road shortly after 5pm, bringing the total number of crashes between Newport and Risca today up to four.

At 5.28pm police were called to a motorbike crash 200 yards onto Forge Road from the M4. The motorcyclist, who was the only person and only vehicle involved in this crash, has suffered a suspected broken leg, Gwent Police said.

While dealing with that incident, on the opposite side of the road, at 6.15pm three vehicles were involved in a crash but there were no injuries.

Traffic around the area is very heavy.

6:16pm

A third accident on the A467 between Tredegar Park and Bassaleg Roundabout has closed this stretch of the road.

Queueing traffic is reported northbound.

5:59pm

Queueing traffic is reported on the exit slip road on M4 both ways at J27at Highcross. Traffic is heavier than normal in the High Cross area because of the closure of the A467 at Bassaleg.

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5:57pm

Traffic is very congested from the Handpost in Newport to Stow Park Tennis club towards the motorway as a result of the closure of the A467 near Rogerstone.

5:28pm

Queueing traffic is reported on Park View and the A467 in Bassaleg, B4591 Chartist Drive in Rogerstone as a result of the crashes on the A467.

5:09pm

It is understood that one of the people suffering serious injuries is a police officer.

4:12pm

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said two of the four casualties have serious injuries the other two have minor injuries.

4:02pm

The black Fiat Punto involved in the first crash:

South Wales Argus:

3:26pm

A spokeswoman for Gwent Police said they were called at 12.15pm after a report of a two-vehicle crash on the A467 southbound just after the Rogerstone turning involving a black Fiat Punto and a Hyundai. 

One female driver inside the Punto sustained injuries and has been taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital.

On the way to responding to this incident a police cars collided with a different Fiat Punto on the southbound stretch. 

The woman driver of the Punto has been freed from the vehicle by the fire service.

Two officers were inside the police vehicle, both officers have been taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital and one of them has been freed from the vehicle by the fire service.

3:20pm

All four people taken to Royal Gwent are in a stable condition.

3:15pm

Gwent Police confirmed that one of the cars involved in the crashes is a police car. One of the occupants was being cut out of the vehicle.

3:13pm

Four people have been taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport following the crashes.

2:59pm

Reports say the A467 will not open for at least four hours.

1:59pm

Pictures of the scene from reader Sara Wheeler:

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1:45pm

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1:25pm

Another reader picture of the crash on the Rogerstone by-pass:

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1:23pm

Eyewitness reports say a helicopter is at the scene.

1:16pm

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed thay they are dealing with two crashes on the A467.

Fire crews from Duffryn, Malpas and Ely were called to the scene at 12:18pm and crews received another call at 12:27pm.

A fire service spokeswoman confirmed that one person is still trapped inside the vehicle.

1:11pm

Eyewitness reports say a police car is involved in one of the crashes.

1:07pm

Picture of the scene sent in by reader Wayne Gibbon:

South Wales Argus:

1:05pm

1:04pm

THE A467 Rogerstone by-pass is closed both ways due to two accidents between the roundabouts at Bassaleg and Morrisons.

According to Traffic Wales, emergency services are in attendance to two separate accidents, one of which involves an overturned car, the other involved two lorries.

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2:32pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Jolosho says...

The traffic is at a standstill through Afon Village!
The traffic is at a standstill through Afon Village! Jolosho
  • Score: -1

2:37pm Thu 6 Feb 14

keithbob says...

i drive on here reguraly,the speed of some drivers on here is crazy,getting quite a few accidents on this stretch with a fatality only recently.
i drive on here reguraly,the speed of some drivers on here is crazy,getting quite a few accidents on this stretch with a fatality only recently. keithbob
  • Score: 8

2:59pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Dolieboy says...

keithbob wrote:
i drive on here reguraly,the speed of some drivers on here is crazy,getting quite a few accidents on this stretch with a fatality only recently.
Some people have to learn the hard way unfortunately.
[quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: i drive on here reguraly,the speed of some drivers on here is crazy,getting quite a few accidents on this stretch with a fatality only recently.[/p][/quote]Some people have to learn the hard way unfortunately. Dolieboy
  • Score: -5

3:04pm Thu 6 Feb 14

JaneAlf says...

I think it's awful to post photos of the vehicles on here so early, the victims families may not even know at this point that their loved ones have been involved in an accident.
I think it's awful to post photos of the vehicles on here so early, the victims families may not even know at this point that their loved ones have been involved in an accident. JaneAlf
  • Score: -7

3:14pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Bobevans says...

JaneAlf wrote:
I think it's awful to post photos of the vehicles on here so early, the victims families may not even know at this point that their loved ones have been involved in an accident.
Well you can hardly identify the car from the photos
[quote][p][bold]JaneAlf[/bold] wrote: I think it's awful to post photos of the vehicles on here so early, the victims families may not even know at this point that their loved ones have been involved in an accident.[/p][/quote]Well you can hardly identify the car from the photos Bobevans
  • Score: 37

3:19pm Thu 6 Feb 14

jct says...

Dolieboy wrote:
keithbob wrote:
i drive on here reguraly,the speed of some drivers on here is crazy,getting quite a few accidents on this stretch with a fatality only recently.
Some people have to learn the hard way unfortunately.
Stop moaning
[quote][p][bold]Dolieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: i drive on here reguraly,the speed of some drivers on here is crazy,getting quite a few accidents on this stretch with a fatality only recently.[/p][/quote]Some people have to learn the hard way unfortunately.[/p][/quote]Stop moaning jct
  • Score: -52

3:20pm Thu 6 Feb 14

jct says...

JaneAlf wrote:
I think it's awful to post photos of the vehicles on here so early, the victims families may not even know at this point that their loved ones have been involved in an accident.
Stop moaning
[quote][p][bold]JaneAlf[/bold] wrote: I think it's awful to post photos of the vehicles on here so early, the victims families may not even know at this point that their loved ones have been involved in an accident.[/p][/quote]Stop moaning jct
  • Score: -51

4:57pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Warbles says...

This road, along with SDR and local M4, is the 'gruesome threesome'; driving standards are the worse I've seen. Speed limits are 'smashed', not just broken, racing is common, phone use is standard and absolutely nothing is done. When you consider the money spent on 'traffic calming and control' it's been a complete waste.
This road, along with SDR and local M4, is the 'gruesome threesome'; driving standards are the worse I've seen. Speed limits are 'smashed', not just broken, racing is common, phone use is standard and absolutely nothing is done. When you consider the money spent on 'traffic calming and control' it's been a complete waste. Warbles
  • Score: 13

6:24pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Dave on his Soapbox says...

.....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl
y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length....
Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles!
.....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length.... Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles! Dave on his Soapbox
  • Score: 20

7:09pm Thu 6 Feb 14

westender says...

Dave on his Soapbox wrote:
.....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl

y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length....
Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles!
Good advice DoS, I really do not understand why you would have one thumbs down leave alone fifteen, I can only assume at least fifteen people reading this are at best "uncomplicated" and that's just to be kind.
[quote][p][bold]Dave on his Soapbox[/bold] wrote: .....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length.... Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles![/p][/quote]Good advice DoS, I really do not understand why you would have one thumbs down leave alone fifteen, I can only assume at least fifteen people reading this are at best "uncomplicated" and that's just to be kind. westender
  • Score: 21

7:10pm Thu 6 Feb 14

rightsideup says...

Nothing on the 6.30pm Welsh news...........
Nothing on the 6.30pm Welsh news........... rightsideup
  • Score: 0

7:33pm Thu 6 Feb 14

portman says...

The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed
The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed portman
  • Score: 16

7:41pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Dolieboy says...

portman wrote:
The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed
So drive at lower speed - simple
[quote][p][bold]portman[/bold] wrote: The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed[/p][/quote]So drive at lower speed - simple Dolieboy
  • Score: 28

7:50pm Thu 6 Feb 14

wonkycustard says...

this section of the A467 has serious drainage problems where the water runs off the wern slip road and crosses the dual carridgeway . the council has had this problem since the road was resurfaced about 5 years ago. Last winter the central reservation was dredged and grooves cut in the road , but the river that flows across this junction area is dangerous at anything above 40 mph if the rain is really heavy.
I travel the road everyday and there have been at least 12 crashes as a result of the standing water and river crossing the road.
Its only a matter of time until someone is killed.
Speed is not a direct factor owing to the poor conditions, tyres, reactions to aquaplaning and local knowledge are also factors.
this section of the A467 has serious drainage problems where the water runs off the wern slip road and crosses the dual carridgeway . the council has had this problem since the road was resurfaced about 5 years ago. Last winter the central reservation was dredged and grooves cut in the road , but the river that flows across this junction area is dangerous at anything above 40 mph if the rain is really heavy. I travel the road everyday and there have been at least 12 crashes as a result of the standing water and river crossing the road. Its only a matter of time until someone is killed. Speed is not a direct factor owing to the poor conditions, tyres, reactions to aquaplaning and local knowledge are also factors. wonkycustard
  • Score: 14

8:35pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Jonnytrouble says...

westender wrote:
Dave on his Soapbox wrote:
.....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl


y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length....
Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles!
Good advice DoS, I really do not understand why you would have one thumbs down leave alone fifteen, I can only assume at least fifteen people reading this are at best "uncomplicated" and that's just to be kind.
Most probably the one's doing the ' thumbs down ' to the sensible comments on here are the idiots that cannot control there speed, keep a safe distance in appalling weather conditions !
I uses to drive over 30,000 miles a year that includes Company business in UK... I have seen many crashes and fatalities in my driving life and was even in one myself thanks to the guy using his mobile phone,i won my case and most grateful to an EX RTA Police officer !
I drive abroad too and find it more relaxing than UK because our Little Island is over crowded and our roads cannot cope !
I use this A467 occasionally and YES every time I go on there
( which I try to avoid ) what happens is the idiots that go as fast as there car's can do, so rest my case.....
Think the Speed Camera van is long over due now ?
[quote][p][bold]westender[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave on his Soapbox[/bold] wrote: .....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length.... Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles![/p][/quote]Good advice DoS, I really do not understand why you would have one thumbs down leave alone fifteen, I can only assume at least fifteen people reading this are at best "uncomplicated" and that's just to be kind.[/p][/quote]Most probably the one's doing the ' thumbs down ' to the sensible comments on here are the idiots that cannot control there speed, keep a safe distance in appalling weather conditions ! I uses to drive over 30,000 miles a year that includes Company business in UK... I have seen many crashes and fatalities in my driving life and was even in one myself thanks to the guy using his mobile phone,i won my case and most grateful to an EX RTA Police officer ! I drive abroad too and find it more relaxing than UK because our Little Island is over crowded and our roads cannot cope ! I use this A467 occasionally and YES every time I go on there ( which I try to avoid ) what happens is the idiots that go as fast as there car's can do, so rest my case..... Think the Speed Camera van is long over due now ? Jonnytrouble
  • Score: 20

10:41pm Thu 6 Feb 14

keithbob says...

Jonnytrouble wrote:
westender wrote:
Dave on his Soapbox wrote:
.....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl



y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length....
Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles!
Good advice DoS, I really do not understand why you would have one thumbs down leave alone fifteen, I can only assume at least fifteen people reading this are at best "uncomplicated" and that's just to be kind.
Most probably the one's doing the ' thumbs down ' to the sensible comments on here are the idiots that cannot control there speed, keep a safe distance in appalling weather conditions !
I uses to drive over 30,000 miles a year that includes Company business in UK... I have seen many crashes and fatalities in my driving life and was even in one myself thanks to the guy using his mobile phone,i won my case and most grateful to an EX RTA Police officer !
I drive abroad too and find it more relaxing than UK because our Little Island is over crowded and our roads cannot cope !
I use this A467 occasionally and YES every time I go on there
( which I try to avoid ) what happens is the idiots that go as fast as there car's can do, so rest my case.....
Think the Speed Camera van is long over due now ?
reckon jct is one of the speed nuts!?
[quote][p][bold]Jonnytrouble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westender[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave on his Soapbox[/bold] wrote: .....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length.... Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles![/p][/quote]Good advice DoS, I really do not understand why you would have one thumbs down leave alone fifteen, I can only assume at least fifteen people reading this are at best "uncomplicated" and that's just to be kind.[/p][/quote]Most probably the one's doing the ' thumbs down ' to the sensible comments on here are the idiots that cannot control there speed, keep a safe distance in appalling weather conditions ! I uses to drive over 30,000 miles a year that includes Company business in UK... I have seen many crashes and fatalities in my driving life and was even in one myself thanks to the guy using his mobile phone,i won my case and most grateful to an EX RTA Police officer ! I drive abroad too and find it more relaxing than UK because our Little Island is over crowded and our roads cannot cope ! I use this A467 occasionally and YES every time I go on there ( which I try to avoid ) what happens is the idiots that go as fast as there car's can do, so rest my case..... Think the Speed Camera van is long over due now ?[/p][/quote]reckon jct is one of the speed nuts!? keithbob
  • Score: 6

10:59pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Lizwerry says...

I hope everyone involved is ok. This brings into focus the risks the emergency services take to protect us on a daily basis
I hope everyone involved is ok. This brings into focus the risks the emergency services take to protect us on a daily basis Lizwerry
  • Score: 9

10:02am Sat 8 Feb 14

Londonboy82 says...

Dave on his Soapbox wrote:
.....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl

y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length....
Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles!
By law you don't have to go through a red light for any emergency vehicle they should turn of there horns and wait, they can't force you through. You have to move over when you can and is safe to do so.
[quote][p][bold]Dave on his Soapbox[/bold] wrote: .....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length.... Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles![/p][/quote]By law you don't have to go through a red light for any emergency vehicle they should turn of there horns and wait, they can't force you through. You have to move over when you can and is safe to do so. Londonboy82
  • Score: 1

10:05am Sat 8 Feb 14

Londonboy82 says...

Dolieboy wrote:
portman wrote:
The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed
So drive at lower speed - simple
you can start aquaplaning at 40 MPH which is not fast.
[quote][p][bold]Dolieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]portman[/bold] wrote: The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed[/p][/quote]So drive at lower speed - simple[/p][/quote]you can start aquaplaning at 40 MPH which is not fast. Londonboy82
  • Score: 0

3:59pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Dolieboy says...

Londonboy82 wrote:
Dolieboy wrote:
portman wrote:
The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed
So drive at lower speed - simple
you can start aquaplaning at 40 MPH which is not fast.
Nope, but, as soon as you notice, you drive to suit the road and weather conditions. As the old saying goes, better 10 mins late in this life than 30 years early in the next one.
[quote][p][bold]Londonboy82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dolieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]portman[/bold] wrote: The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed[/p][/quote]So drive at lower speed - simple[/p][/quote]you can start aquaplaning at 40 MPH which is not fast.[/p][/quote]Nope, but, as soon as you notice, you drive to suit the road and weather conditions. As the old saying goes, better 10 mins late in this life than 30 years early in the next one. Dolieboy
  • Score: 3

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