A MAIN Newport road has been closed after a crash which involved a pedestrian and a motorcycle.

A large emergency service presence has been at the scene, on Commercial Road in Pill, for about an hour.

One person has been seen being loaded into an ambulance.

An eyewitness reported having seen a person lying in the road, being treated by emergency crews.

The road is closed from the Punjab Tikka restaurant at the end of Commercial Road - near Frederick Street.


Gwent Police officers have placed markers on the road and are investigating.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said:" "We were called to reports of a road traffic accident involving a pedestrian on Commercial Street, Newport at approximately 2.16pm today, Wednesday 12 May.
"We sent one rapid response vehicle and one emergency ambulance to the scene.
"One patient was taken to the University Hospital Wales, Cardiff for further treatment."

Newport Bus have also said that diversions are in place on the 40 & 41 services due to this incident, and that some delays may occur on Cardiff Road.

Gwent Police said in a statement: "We were called at 2.15pm today (Wednesday 12th May) reporting that an 83 year old female pedestrian had been involved in a road traffic collision with a motorbike.
"The collision occurred on Commercial Road, Newport and the motorbike left the scene.
"Enquiries are currently ongoing to locate the rider/motorbike. 
"The woman has been conveyed to University Hospital of Wales with head, shoulder and arm injuries and is in a stable condition.
"The section of Commercial Road at its junction with Frederick Street is currently closed while emergency services are present.
"Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log 249 12/05/21."

Motorists are advised to find alternative routes around the area.