A WOMAN has been cut out of a car and taken to hospital after a three-vehicle smash near a Newport industrial estate.

The crash happened at around 12.18pm this afternoon near the Ford garage on Leeway Industrial Estate off the SDR and involved a moving BMW car and two stationary vehicles.

The driver of the BMW car was released from the car by fire crews who cut her free and she was taken to hospital by ambulance.

A spokeswoman for Gwent Police said this was as a precaution and her injuries are not serious.

Fire crews from Malpas, Maindee and Cwmbran left the scene at 1.24pm.