AN ELDERLY woman was rescued after her car went over a residential wall in Newport today.

The one-vehicle crash happened on Cae Perllan Road in the Gaer area just before 4pm.

A resident, who said he was the first person on the scene, said the car had gone over a wooden fence and in between two cars into a driveway.

The incident also caused damage to a brick wall.

The resident said the woman appeared "flustered" after the incident.

Another resident, Marnie Gould-Davies, noticed the emergency services surrounding the address.

She said: “I was walking home and there were quite a lot of people stood in the road watching.

"As I got closer, I saw a car, which must have veered off the road and over a wall, trapped on top of another car.”

She said that fire crews had secured the vehicle and were working to lift it back onto the road.

A South Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the woman's car had left the roadway and was in a "precarious" position.

Fire crews from Duffryn and Malpas used extrication gear and a spine board to rescue the woman, who had become trapped in the car. She was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.