UPDATE: Two arrested after Caerleon crash

SCENE: The car following the crash on Ponthir Road in Caerleon

SCENE: The car following the crash on Ponthir Road in Caerleon

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TWO people have now been arrested following a crash on Ponthir Road, Caerleon on Saturday night that saw three pensioners taken to hospital.

The crash happened at around 9.05 pm on August 23 when a gold Vauxhall Corsa hit three pedestrians opposite the Roman Lodge Hotel.

A 79-year-old man, a 71-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man sustained serious injuries but are stable and receiving treatment at Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital.

The male driver of the Corsa and the female passenger left the scene before police arrived.

The man is described as white, about 20 years old wearing dark bottoms and a white t-shirt with short hair. The woman is described as having shoulder-length hair and wearing trousers and a jacket.

Gwent Police said this morning that they have made two arrests in connection with the incident.

A 20-year-old man from Caerleon has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injuries through dangerous driving; on suspicion of failing to stop at a road traffic collision; and failing to report a road traffic collision.

He remains in custody.

A 41-year-old man, from Newport, has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and assisting an offender. He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward and in particular anyone who may have seen the Corsa being driven before the incident.

It's believed the car was driven towards Ponthir from the centre of Caerleon.

If anyone has information, they are asked to call Gwent Police on 101 quoting log 595 23/8/14

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10:09am Thu 28 Aug 14

inkyskin says...

great news!
great news! inkyskin
  • Score: 17

10:29am Thu 28 Aug 14

Bilbo Biggins says...

I'm normally a hater of speed cameras but this road needs a few. It's a very narrow road with even narrower paths. The amount of horendous incidents over the last year speaks volumes. I frequent the area regularly and the speed in which some choose to drive is frightening. Obvioulsy not seen as a money maker though by the powers that be. Makes a mockery of the statements that cameras are only used at accident hot spots.
I'm normally a hater of speed cameras but this road needs a few. It's a very narrow road with even narrower paths. The amount of horendous incidents over the last year speaks volumes. I frequent the area regularly and the speed in which some choose to drive is frightening. Obvioulsy not seen as a money maker though by the powers that be. Makes a mockery of the statements that cameras are only used at accident hot spots. Bilbo Biggins
  • Score: 10

11:30am Thu 28 Aug 14

SJWhittaker says...

I regularly see the police camera van on the hill above this spot, they can't be there all the time. Maybe a series of fixed cameras like the one in Usk would be better here?
I regularly see the police camera van on the hill above this spot, they can't be there all the time. Maybe a series of fixed cameras like the one in Usk would be better here? SJWhittaker
  • Score: 9

7:43pm Thu 28 Aug 14

silentobserver says...

I, like many others, drive along this stretch of road every day and have no difficulty driving safely and within the speed limit without the presence of any speed cameras. It is a simple case of being a responsible driver.
I, like many others, drive along this stretch of road every day and have no difficulty driving safely and within the speed limit without the presence of any speed cameras. It is a simple case of being a responsible driver. silentobserver
  • Score: 17

8:46pm Fri 29 Aug 14

DGee123 says...

silentobserver wrote:
I, like many others, drive along this stretch of road every day and have no difficulty driving safely and within the speed limit without the presence of any speed cameras. It is a simple case of being a responsible driver.
It's not you and the many others that speed cameras are needed for, unfortunately. It only takes one idiot to cause carnage, as this incident shows
[quote][p][bold]silentobserver[/bold] wrote: I, like many others, drive along this stretch of road every day and have no difficulty driving safely and within the speed limit without the presence of any speed cameras. It is a simple case of being a responsible driver.[/p][/quote]It's not you and the many others that speed cameras are needed for, unfortunately. It only takes one idiot to cause carnage, as this incident shows DGee123
  • Score: 2

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