TWO people were checked over by doctors after a crash in Newport this afternoon.

Malpas and Maindee fire fighters went to the scene of the three-car smash on Chepstow Road, near Beechwood Park, at 3.55pm this afternoon.

One of the three cars had already gone, said a spokesman for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

One person was given a precautionary check by a doctor while another person was checked by a paramedic but there did not appear to be any serious injuries, he said.

Fire fighters left the scene at 4.12pm. Buses are being diverted around the area.