A woman is being treated by paramedics after a car crash in Ponthir which has left traffic controls in place and debris strewn over the road.

The one-vehicle crash happened today at 1.26pm and left a red car up on the pavement on the B4236, Caerleon Road, with its drivers side door badly damaged.

A witness told the South Wales Argus that he had seen a woman walking to be treated by ambulance staff.

Leslie Davies, 85, of Ponthir, lives opposite the crash-site.

"It happened right in the centre of the village at the traffic lights. A red car with its drivers side smashed in in up on the pavement near what used to be the village shop. There's debris strewn all over the road.

"I saw a woman walking unsteadily with paramedics to be treated. There was one ambulance and two police cars there by about 2pm.

"The police are operating traffic control while the paramedics tend to the woman."

A spokesman for Gwent Police said: "This is a one vehicle road traffic collision. There were only minor injuries if any. Two police cars attended the scene and will stay there until the ambulance leaves.

"The woman is being dealt with by ambulance staff at the scene, but she is not thought to have suffered any serious injuries."

A spokesman for South Wales Ambulance confirmed that an ambulance was treating a woman at the scene, but said they could not give any further information while they were still in attendance.