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The 44 year old man from Newport who was arrested following the two road traffic collisions that took place on The Prince of Wales Bridge on Wednesday 28th October, has been released under investigation.
The man was initially arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, perverting the course of justice and drug driving. He was later further arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing serious injury.
Officers continue to investigate the collision which took place at approximately 4.20pm. A white Ford Transit van collided with a Citroen C4 on the westbound carriageway and immediately after a second collision occurred on the eastbound carriageway involving a Peugeot Boxer van, Renault Master van and a Skoda Fabia.
The Ford Transit van failed to stop at the scene but was located the following morning.
The driver of the Peugeot Boxer, a 50 year old man from Bristol, was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol following the collision for medical treatment where he currently remains in a serious but stable condition.
Witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage relating to the manner of driving of the white Transit van involved, HW70NSF, is asked to call 101 quoting 2000393370 or to DM us on Facebook or Twitter.