THREE people were hospitalised yesterday following a "serious" crash on the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road.

South Wales Police also arrested a fourth person – a male driver from Newport – on suspicion of driving without due care and attention.

That man, aged 25, has been released under investigation.

The crash happened near Merthyr Tydfil shortly after 6.30am on Sunday.


A section of the road, between Dowlais Top and the Prince Charles Hospital, was closed in both directions while police crash investigators attended the scene.

Two men and one woman were taken to hospital with injuries.

Since then, the two men have been discharged and the woman is still receiving treatment, a spokesman for South Wales Police confirmed.