Incident involving a vehicle and pedestrians on Cambrian Road, Newport

Emergency services were called this morning to a report of an incident involving a vehicle and pedestrians. 

The incident happened at around 5.30am this morning, Sunday 29th April on Cambrian Road in Newport. It’s believed the vehicle, which was a Blue Ford C Max, collided with 4 people  - 3 women and a man. Following the incident, the driver of the car made off in the direction of Maindee. 

The driver of the vehicle is described as Black and aged in his twenties. The vehicle was later found burnt out on Magor Street in Newport.  

All of those injured have been taken to hospital for treatment. Their conditions are currently being assessed but it’s believed that two of the women have received potentially life changing injuries.

Cambrian Road is currently closed while investigations continue. 

Superintendent Glyn Fernquest  said, “This is a shocking incident for everyone involved. Specialist officers are currently investigating and are appealing for information in relation to identifying the driver of this vehicle. I’d like to just reassure the public that this incident is not believed to be terror related and has no links to the Newport marathon that is taking place this morning. Anyone who is taking part in the marathon should carry on with their arrangements as planned. 

Officers are investigating and are appealing for anyone with information to call 101 quoting log 110 29/4/18.