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