A MAN was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a crash on an M4 slip-road yesterday.

Gwent Police said a car containing three people crashed into a road sign off junction 24 westbound at 2.38pm, close to the Coldra roundabout.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service told the Argus crews from Duffryn and Cwmbran cut free two of the people in the Renault Kangoo and the air ambulance was called to the scene.

A man, a back seat passenger, was airlifted to University Hospital for Wales, Cardiff, while the woman driver and a woman front-seat passenger were taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital with suspected minor injuries.

The slip road was temporarily closed and traffic rerouted while the incident was dealt with.

Local resident Jane Russell, who lives near the scene, said the saw the air ambulance land near her house and the man being put into it.

Gwent Police said the occupants of the car are believed to be from the Caldicot area.

Anyone with information should call 101.