THE FAMILY of a man left fighting for his life after being hit by a van three months ago are set to feature on a crime show which will reconstruct the incident, as part of a fresh plea for information.

John Conibeer was left in a coma after he was hit by a Ford Transit van on the A48 near Pwllmeyric in the early hours of February 17.

His father, Tony, said he had since undergone around 48 hours of operations, with the family agreeing to be part of a Crimewatch episode which saw crews film Mr Conibeer in hospital on Monday.

“John is up and about at the moment,” said the 64-year-old from Lliswerry.

“The doctors are saying he could be out in a few weeks but the social services do not think he is ready at the moment.

“He is due to have another operation in about six months time to have an operation on his bowel."

Mr Conibeer, also from Liswerry, suffered injuries to his leg and hip in the incident, as well as to his kidneys, liver, ribs and face.

He was placed on life support, before his parents were asked if they should proceed with an operation which could have killed or saved him in equal measure.

“It was a case of whether he was going to live or not," added Mr Conibeer's father.

First cared for at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Mr Conibeer has now been moved to Royal Gwent Hospital, in Newport, where he continues to receive treatment.

His father wished to thank doctors who had cared for him, as well as Gwent Police.

The force says it is still appealing to identify the driver of the dark coloured transit van following the incident which occurred at 1.55am on Saturday February 17.

In a statement, a spokeswoman said: “A dark colour transit van we are keen to locate has been captured on CCTV driving along the A48 heading towards Newport just after 2am on Saturday, February 17.

“The footage shows the driver approaching the junction towards the B4245 before turning towards Caldicot.

“The unidentified vehicle failed to stop.”

Parts relating to the nearside fog light of the van were found at the scene. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log 44 17/02/18 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.